Mumbai, September 30
A 33-year-old YouTuber has been arrested by the cyber cell of Mumbai Police from Delhi for allegedly posting videos containing abusive language about women, an official said on Tuesday.
Saahil alias Pradeep Choudhary, a resident of Faridabad, was arrested on Monday, an official said.
Choudhary’s YouTube channnel has thousands of subscribers and his videos cover the latest issues such as Sushant Singh Rajput’s death or the alleged Bollywood-drug trade nexus.
A woman had complained to cyber cell on August 22 that he used abusive language about women in his videos.
Chaudhary claimed that he was a journalist, but the claim was found to be untrue.
He was remanded by a court here in police custody till Thursday.
After his arrest, many demanded justice for him with a hashtag trending #ReleaseSaahilChoudhary.
Meanwhile, actress Kangana Ranaut questioned his arrest and extended support to him. Ranaut claimed that Choudhary was arrested for questioning the Maharashtra government’s work, “which is his democratic right”.
In a tweet, she wrote, ”What is this gunda raaj going on in Mumbai? No one can question the world’s most incompetent CM and his team? What will they do to us? Break our houses and kill us?”
What is this gunda raaj going on in Mumbai? No one can question world’s most incompetent CM and his team? What will they do to us? Break our houses and kill us? @INCIndia who is answerable for this? #istandwithsaahilchoudhary https://t.co/sthXJK0jzl
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 29, 2020