Kohima, July 21 (NEx): The arrest of Animal Rights Activist, Ms. Hema Chowdhary from Mumbai, by a team of Nagaland Police through the strength of non-bailable warrant issued by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Kohima, is attracting a lot of comments and trolling in various social media platforms.
Nagaland police stated that investigation is on-going and the matter is sub-judice laying within the jurisdiction of the Hon’ble court. Further, it cautioned that unwarranted comments and trail on social media by one and sundry may violate the law, including the rights of the accused.
Police also appealed to one and all to desist from unwarranted trolling and comments especially in public domain, so as to ensure that due process of law is maintained and does not result in infraction of law unwittingly.
A video posted by Hema Chowdhary in Youtube/Facebook on July 4th, 2020, 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 this connection 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, informed Superintendent of Police (Crime) & PRO, Manojkumar IPS.
Hema Chowdhary was traced and arrested by Nagaland Police in collaboration with the Mumbai Police at her residence in Oshiwara, Mumbai on July 17, 2020. Nagaland Police brought her to Kohima, Nagaland on Monday, July 20, 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, he added.