Mumbai, September 6
A person has been arrested for importing movies on YouTube which had been allegedly spreading faux information in reference to the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise and defaming the Maharashtra authorities and Mumbai Police, an official mentioned on Sunday.
The motion was taken by the Mumbai Police’s cyber wing in opposition to the accused, Omar Sarvagnya, after the movies had been discovered to be defamatory and damaging the picture of the state authorities and the town police, he mentioned.
A case was registered in opposition to him final month below Indian Penal Code Sections 505(2) (statements creating or selling enmity, hatred or sick will between courses), 500 (defamation), 501 (printing or engraving matter identified to be defamatory) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of peace), the police official mentioned.
“We discovered the movies to be defamatory and damaging the picture of the Maharashtra authorities and Mumbai Police.
Following an investigation, we issued summons to him below part 41(A) of the Criminal Procedure Code to seem earlier than the investigating officer,” he mentioned.
The accused was subsequently arrested and later launched on bail, the official mentioned.
Rajput (34) was discovered hanging in his flat in Bandra space right here on June 14 following which the Mumbai Police registered a case of unintended demise and recorded statements of over 50 individuals.
Various angles surrounding the actor’s demise are at the moment being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). PTI