Mumbai Police issued a strongly worded post on X (formerly Twitter) reacting to Uorfi Javed's fake arrest video that went viral on social media on Friday. The police said it registered a criminal case against those involved in the video. It also said that the fake police inspector from the video has been arrested.
"One Can’t Violate Law Of The Land, For Cheap Publicity! A viral video of a woman being allegedly arrested by Mumbai Police, in a case of obscenity is not true - insignia & uniform has been misused," Mumbai Police said in the post.
"However, a criminal case has been registered against those involved in the misleading video, at Oshiwara Pstn under sections 171, 419, 500, 34 IPC. While further investigation is on, the fake inspector is under arrest & the vehicle has been seized too," the post added.
Earlier in the day, a video of Uorfi being arrested by two women dressed as police officers went viral. In the video, Uorfi can be seen wearing a halter neck, backless top as the women tell her she was being arrested for her bold choices of dresses. She was seen taken into a vehicle by the women. The video sparked concerns over Uorfi's arrest.
Police Inspector Mahesh Shelke and his team are investigating the matter under the guidance of Mohan Patil, Senior Police Inspector of Oshiwara police station. "Notice under 41A CrPC is served to Accused Ganpatbhai Sawajibhai Makwana for the role of Police Officer," stated Mohan Patil, Senior Police Inspector of Oshiwara police station.