‘Activist’ held for derogatory social media post on women

MUMBAI: The city cyber police station on Thursday arrested activist Ketan Tirodkar for allegedly posting derogatory remarks about women on social media. He was arrested for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman.

Sanjay Saxena, joint commissioner of police (crime branch), confirmed the arrest. Sources said a complaint was lodged on July 21 stating that Tirodkar had posted derogatory remarks. An inquiry was conducted before his arrest. He was produced before Esplanade court at 4.15pm and it remanded him to police custody till December 11. Sources said he was going to Ahmedabad to submit an application for speedy hearing in the Sadiq Jamal case, but Mumbai crime branch detained him near the airport. Akbar Pathan, DCP, cyber police station, said he did not have details with him about the case.

He was booked under sections 509 (word, gesture or

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