After Vadodara police detained YouTuber Shubham Mishra for issuing rape threats against comedian Agrima Joshua, now the Mumbai Police’s Cyber Crime Branch booked a man for using foul language against comedian Agrima Joshua.
The arrestee had shared an abusive video on social media from the handle he operated with a pseudonym, Umesh Dada. The cybercrime branch took a Suo Moto action and arrested him. He has been booked under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and IT Act.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh also confirmed the news of his arrest. Umesh alias Imtiyaz Shaikh, from Palghar adjoining Mumbai have been arrested over their objectionable social media posts, he said by as quoted ANI.
While talking about the whole issue, the Minister said that Mumbai Police has sought legal opinion in the matter of comedian Agrima Joshua and action would be taken if she is found guilty of insulting Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
On July 12, a YouTuber, Shubham Mishra, was arrested from Vadodara on charges of threatening and abusing the comedian.
Recently, stand-up comedian Agrima Joshua's old video surfaced on the internet and she was slammed for "hurting sentiments" of the followers of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Later, she apologised on social media and deleted the video.
However, since the video got viral she has been getting rape threats on social media for allegedly insulting Shivaji Maharaj.
In the video, Joshua is seen cracking jokes on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's upcoming statue in the Arabian Sea. She goes on to tell "funny things" that she read on Quora. Someone on the question-and-answer website wrote, "This Shivaji statue is an amazing masterstroke by Prime Minister Modi Ji," Joshua said. She went on to crack a few more jokes.
However, the video did not go down well with netizens and they asked Mumbai Police to take strict action against her for "hurting their sentiments".
(With inputs ANI)