YouTuber Saahil Choudhury has been arrested by the Mumbai Police’s cyber cell from Haryana for allegedly posting abusive content against women on social media.
Also going by the name Pradeep Mohinder Singh Choudhury, he has videos on several topics including the death of Sushant Singh Rajput on his channel. He has around 237K subscribers so far. Currently, his channel consists of just five videos which also includes Bollywood’s drug nexus and coronavirus scam.
The police state that Choudhury was arrested on Monday after a lawyer complained against the 33-year-old. During the investigations, it was also revealed that the YouTuber had uploaded videos on his social media accounts wherein women were allegedly abused.
Acting on the complaint an official investigating the case had said that in one of the videos Choudhury had posed as a journalist associated with a national news channel and spread abusive content. Police added that he confessed that he is indeed not a journalist and that he was uploading the videos to increase his followers on Instagram, YouTube, and other social media channels.
The YouTuber has been arrested under sections 509, 505 (2), 500, 501, 504, and 34 of the IPC. He is also charged under Section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. He was produced in a local magistrate court and remanded in police custody till October 1.
Soon after his arrest, social media went on a frenzy, as users demanded justice for the YouTuber. With hashtags #ReleaseSaahiChoudhary trending on Twitter now. Choudhury had also posted pictures of himself on a flight when he was on his way to Mumbai with the policeman.
Even Kangana Ranaut also came out in his support and wrote, “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 (sic).” On Twitter.
On another tweet, she added, “Somebody random files a FIR against Saahil for questioning Maha Government’s work which is his democratic right and Shaahil is jailed immediately but #PayalGhosh has filed a FIR against #AnuragKashyap many days ago for rape but he is roaming free. Kya hai yeh sab @INCIndia (sic)?”
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