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Abhijit Iyer-Mitra arrested for hurting ‘Religious Sentiments’

ONI Bureau: Breaking News! The Odisha Police arrested Abhijit Iyer-Mitra who courted controversy by posting humorous and satirical tweets against Odia culture and monuments as well as MLAs and Journalists in the state. He was arrested under Section 295-A for hurting religious sentiments. During his Odisha visit, he spoke against the Muslim community during the sightseeing of Konark temple.

According to reports, Abhjit was detained at Nizamuddin Police Station first, questioned and then got arrested. He will be produced in Saket Court after a medical check-up. The Odisha Police may seek his transit remand, it’s believed.

Abhijit’s friend Aarti Tikoo Singh, who had accompanied Abhijit during his Odisha visit, had tweeted in his support soon after his arrest.

Earlier, the Odisha Assembly had passed a privilege motion against him and also constituted a six-member House Committee to probe the charges.

Update: Abhjit Iyer-Mitra granted bail

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