Actor and Activist Chetan Kumar are Released on Bail.
Chetan Kumar was released on bail on Friday. He was arrested by the Sadashiv Nagar police on February 23 2022 because of his controversial post on Twitter against Justice Krishna Dixit. In his tweet, He questioned Karnataka High Court Justice Krishna Dixit who is one of the three judges who are adjudicating the Hijab Issue.
Chetan Kumar posted a tweet two years ago stating “This week KA (Karnataka) High Court Justice Krishna Dixit (granted) pre-arrest bail to rape -accused Rakesh B claiming “it is unbecoming of an Indian woman to sleep after rape: that is not the way women react when they are ravished what’s “unbecoming” is 21st C(century) misogyny of this judiciary Dixit fossil.”
On 16th February he retweeted the post which he has posted two years ago and questioned Karnataka High Court Justice Krishna Dixit’s creditability in deciding the Hijab case as the judgement given by Justice Dixit in a rape case led to a lot of criticism and negative impact on the judiciary.
Due to the remarks made against justice Krishna Dixit, actor Chetan Kumar was taken under custody for questioning and subsequently arrested on Tuesday. Neither the details as to the place where he was questioned nor the news about his arrest was disclosed to anyone. Later on, Tuesday evening the officials informed about his arrest through media.
After Chetan’s arrest, his wife Megha came live on social media and informed that she was neither informed about her husband’s arrest nor about his whereabouts. She stated that police officials did not follow due procedures of law while arresting his Husband.
The bail application was filed on the following grounds:
Bail was granted on certain conditions such as :
The netizens were divided into two groups on Twitter on the arrest of actor Chetan. One group supported his arrest and the other group blamed it on politicians contending that this is the act to stop people from expressing their opinion whatever may be the reason every citizen gave to follow the law of the land and in sensitive matters like Hijab this act was necessary to avoid further communal disturbances and to maintain communal peace in society.
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