Thakkar gets bail from Mumbai court, may be freed today | India News – Times of India


MUMBAI: A metropolitan magistrate in Mumbai’s Esplanade court on Monday granted bail to Sameet Thakkar, a Nagpur resident, who was arrested by Mumbai police for his allegedly offensive tweets against Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and his son, Aaditya Thackeray, also a minister, reports Swati Deshpande.
The court directed his release on a cash bail of Rs 25,000 or PR bond of Rs 20,000.Chandansingh Shekhawat, his advocate, said Thakkar is likely to be released on Tuesday, after completing all formalities.
Thakkar also appealed in the SC on Monday for immediate release on bail, with his counsel Mahesh Jethmalani contending that the Nagpur police had violated Thakkar’s fundamental rights by arresting and parading him in public. The Nagpur police had also tied him with a rope and had covered his face with a black hood while producing him before a local court, Jethmalani said. The case against him is of alleged obscenity and hate speech for social media post against the CM and Aaditya.

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