Marathi actress Ketaki Chitale, arrested over objectionable post case against Sharad Pawar, gets bail

Chitale's lawyer Ghanshyam Upadhyay informed the court that she was served with a copy of the 41A notice under the CrPC only moments before her arrest.

Abhitash SinghUpdated: Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 11:56 PM IST
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Marathi actress Ketaki Chitale, arrested over objectionable post case against Sharad Pawar, gets bail | Facebook

More than a month after she was arrested for allegedly sharing an objectionable post about NCP chief Sharad Pawar on social media, a court in Thane on Wednesday granted bail to Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale in connection with the case. District judge HM Patwardhan granted bail to her on a surety of Rs 20,000.

With this, Chitale will be able to walk out of the Thane central jail, where she is currently lodged, her advocate said.

On May 14, 2022, Thane police had arrested Chitale for sharing on Facebook a Marathi verse, which allegedly referred to Pawar in a derogatory way.

Police at Kalwa in Thane had registered the offence against her under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for her post on Pawar. Complainant Swapnil Netke had alleged that the post was likely to lead to trouble between political parties.

The 29-year-old actor is currently facing over 20 FIRs regarding the Facebook post. Last week, a court had granted bail to her in another case registered against her under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in neighbouring Navi Mumbai in 2020.

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