Mumbai: Maharashtra Police on Sunday arrested a Marathi actor in connection with “derogatory” posts on social media against Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra cabinet minister Eknath Shinde.
Thane’s Srinagar Police arrested Mayuresh Kotkar on the basis of a complaint by Shiv Sena councillor Yogesh Jankar. A resident of Balkam in Maharashtra’s Thane, Kotkar was booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for defamation and other charges.
According to Jankar, the artist’s post could have ignited the enmity between the two communities. He said the accused had posted the alleged objectionable case on the minister’s Facebook page on Friday.
Later a court sent Kotkar to judicial custody.
Kotkar has worked in many Marathi serials. Recently, he participated in the campaign of the farming community to name the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport as DB Patil Airport by forming a human chain on the roads.
This may be noted that the Navi Mumbai International Airport will be named after Shiv Sena founder late Bal Thackeray.