Gandhinagar June 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Payal Rohatgi was arrested by satellite police in Ahmedabad on Friday for threatening and abusing the president of her community on social media. Rohatgi was later released on bail.
The satellite police station in Ahmedabad had arrested the actress following a complaint lodged by the president of the community where she lives. Police have relied on IPC sections 294 (b), 504, 506 (1), 506 (2) and section 67 of the Act on Information Technology against the actress.
“The complaint against Payal Rohatgi was lodged by the complainant very late yesterday (Thursday). Today (Friday) the police produced her in the JMFC court (Judicial Magistrate First Class) around kl. 12:45, and later she was released on bail, “AS Roy, an investigating officer from Satellite Police Station, told IANS.
Parag Shah, an ophthalmologist and chairman of the community in the satellite area of Ahmedabad, had lodged a complaint against Rohatgi on Thursday. According to the complaint, the actress had allegedly threatened Shah and assaulted him on social media in addition to using derogatory language in the community’s WhatsApp group.
According to the complaint, Rohatgi has threatened to “break her legs” for anyone who favors children playing in society’s common plot, in addition to throwing abuse at those who disagree with her.
Shah had also claimed that despite not being a member of the housing community, she had attended the annual general meeting and created backs.
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