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Cyber crime accused Hema Chowdhary brought to Nagaland

Cyber crime accused Hema Chowdhary brought to Nagaland
(Cyber crime accused Hema Chowdhary along with police personnel)

Kohima, July 20 (NEx): Cyber crime accused Hema Chowdhary brought to Nagaland today. She was traced and arrested by Nagaland Police in collaboration with the Mumbai Police at her residence in Oshiwara, Mumbai on July 17, 2020.

Press release from Superintendent of Police (Crime) & PRO, Manojkumar IPS, said that the person has made derogatory statements against the Nagas in the video, conducing to public mischief and also promoting enmity between different groups of people, which is pre-judicial to maintenance of harmony.

In connection with a video posted by one Ms. Hema Chowdhary in Youtube/Facebook on July 4th, 2020, a case was registered vide Cyber Crime PS Case No. 08/2020 U/S 153A/153B/505(1)/505(2) IPC R/W 3(r)/3(s)/3(u) SC/ST (POA) Act.

A non-bailable warrant of Arrest was issued by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kohima against Ms. Hema Chowdhary and subsequently a team of Nagaland Police led by a Dy.SP rank officer, proceeded to Mumbai on July 15th, 2020. She was later traced and arrested at her residence in Oshiwara, Mumbai on July 17, 2020.

On completion of arrest formalities, a Transit Remand of 4 (Four) days was granted by the Mumbai Court on July 18th, 2020. The accused has been brought to Nagaland from Mumbai via Delhi and Imphal on July 20th, 2020.

All standard operating protocols as per the guidelines issued by State Health & Family Welfare Department relating to COVID-19 pandemic are being adhered to, it added.

Further investigation into the offence will be made as per the laid down procedures of law, said the press release.

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