Prominent twitter user Sameet Thakkar who was arrested for his comments against Uddhav and Aditya Thackeray can be purportedly seen being led to a court while being tied to a rope with his face being covered with a black cloth in a video released by his family.
Thakkar was arrested on 24 October for his tweets which allegedly termed Uddhav Thackeray a - modern day Aurangzeb and his son and fellow minister Aditya Thackeray a baby penguin.
In the video Thakkar can allegedly be seen being led while being tied to a rope. His face was also covered by a black cloth.
Social media users including BJP leaders like Varun Gandhi and Kapil Mishra expressed shock at the treatment being meted out to Thakkar.
A Nagpur court today extended Thakkar's police custody till 2 November, his family has alleged that he is being treated in the same was as a hardened terrorist would be.
The complaint against Thakkar was made by a Mumbai resident known Dharmendra Mishra who calls himself the legal head of Yuva Sena and is also a legal consultant for Shiv Sena. Another complaint has been filed against Thakkar in Nagpur by a different Shiv Sena leader.
Following the complaint, Thakkar had approached the Bombay High Court seeking a quashing of the FIR but the court ordered him to approach the V P Road police station in Mumbai and record his statement.
Thakkar subsequently went to the police station on 5 October but reportedly left the building in the middle of the questioning. He later told the High Court that he feared the cyber-cell cops may arrest him.
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