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Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya slammed on Twitter after his arrest over abusive tweet

The playback singer was arrested on July 26 after he abused journalist Swati Chaturvedi on Twitter.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 26, 2016 8:37:13 pm
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Just a month after singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s arrest on July 26, Mumbai Police confirmed about the arrest on Friday. The playback singer was arrested after he abused journalist Swati Chaturvedi on Twitter. The Mumbai Police also confirmed that the singer was arrested by the BKC cyber police and also released on bail soon after the arrest since he was arrested in a bailable offence.

The police had registered an FIR against the singer on the basis of the complaint filed by Aam Aadmi Party National Executive Member and Spokesperson Preeti Sharma Menon. The FIR was filed on charges of public obscenity and outrage of modesty. Menon had tweeted to the police commissioner about the singer’s use of obscene language on social media towards the woman journalist.

CP (cyber) Sachin Patil said, “Abhijeet was arrested in July on the basis of the FIR against him for online abuse. However, since it was a bailable offence, he was given bail soon after the arrest.” The police had registered an FIR in the second week of July after the singer had allegedly used abusive language while interacting with a woman.

In a series of tweets, Menon on Friday said, “.@mumbaipolice arrested @abhijeetsinger on my complaint on 26/07, released him on bail later. Serves him right… .@abhijeetsinger’s phone confiscated, sent for forensics. Cops made Twitter order him to delete offensive tweets or shut handle.”

Menon tweeted that she feels women should register complaints against abuse in any form. “@abhijeetsinger’s arrest is a big step towards cleaning up SM (social media)”.

As the police gave confirmation about his arrest and immediate release, this is how people on Twitter reacted to the whole scenario:

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