Bombay HC clubs 22 FIRs against actor Ketaki Chitale for defamatory post on Sharad Pawar

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The Bombay Excessive Court docket has clubbed all of the FIRs lodged in opposition to Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale who was accused of importing a defamatory social media submit in opposition to NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

Bombay HC clubs FIRs against actor Ketaki Chitale for defamatory posts on Sharad Pawar

The Bombay HC said that every one the FIRs will likely be clubbed to the police station the place the primary case was lodged in opposition to them. (File photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Bombay HC clubbed all FIRs lodged in opposition to actor Ketaki Chitale
  • She was accused of importing a defamatory submit in opposition to NCP chief Sharad Pawar
  • All of the FIRs will likely be clubbed to the police station the place the primary case was lodged

The Bombay Excessive Court docket has clubbed all of the FIRs lodged in opposition to Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale and Nashik-based pupil Nikhil Bhamre who have been accused of importing defamatory social media posts in opposition to Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar.

The court docket has said that every one the FIRs will likely be clubbed to the police station the place the primary case was lodged in opposition to them. Chitale has 22 FIRs lodged in opposition to her whereas Bhamre has six FIRs registered in opposition to him which have been largely filed by numerous celebration staff of the NCP.

Chitale was arrested by the Kalwa police station in Thane and that’s the place all of the instances will now be clubbed.

Bhamre was first arrested by Nashik police and the Naupada police from Thane district had gone to Nashik court docket to take his custody. The court docket order said that every one FIRs in opposition to Bhamre would now be clubbed to the Naupada police in Thane.

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The division bench of Justices NM Jamdar and NR Borkar took word of a Supreme Court docket order which stated that when there are a number of FIRs then the primary case lodged may be thought-about as the principle FIR and the remaining instances may be thought-about as witness statements within the first FIR.

The bench has additionally directed the Maharashtra authorities and all of the complainants within the case to file their affidavits replying to the opposite prayers made within the petitions filed by Chitale and Bhamre looking for compensation for wrongful arrest and for his or her arrest to be declared unlawful.

“What’s the state authorities’s stand on these prayers made within the petition? Each the federal government and the complainants shall file their affidavits,” the court docket stated, posting the matter for additional listening to on September 6.

Chitale and Bhamre have been arrested in Might and have been launched on bail in June following a court docket order.

Chitale was arrested for sharing on Fb a Marathi verse which allegedly referred to NCP chief Sharad Pawar in a derogatory means. Bhamre was arrested for an alleged objectionable tweet in opposition to him.

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