Rajasthan police on Sunday arrested actress Payal Rohatgi for allegedly making objectionable remarks against on freedom fighter Motilal Nehru. The complaint was filed by Youth Congress leader Charmesh Sharma and the case was registered under sections 66 and 67 of the IT Act.
A complaint was lodged by Congress worker Charmesh Sharma against Rohatgi for posting an objectionable video on Nehru and his family on Facebook and Twitter. On October 10, 2019. Youth Congress leader Charmesh Sharma had filed the complaint saying that the contents of the video could have a negative impact on India’s relations with other nations as it has objectionable comments with pictures in the context of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death. Rohtagi on her social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, had posted the objectionable content on September 6th and 21st due to which several notices were send to her, but despite that she did not come to Bundi for interrogation. The Police have now found her and she has been found guilty in the investigation. By Monday morning, she will be reaching there and then they will interrogate her why she made this video and what was her motto behind it.
Taking to Twitter, the actor hit back at the police and said the Right to Freedom of Speech has become a “joke”. “I am arrested by the Rajasthan Police for making a video on Motilal Nehru which I made from taking information from Google. Freedom of Speech is a joke,” she posted on the micro-blogging site while tagging the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Home Affairs. But later on after the controversy, Rohatgi had even apologized over the matter from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her daughter and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi in this regard.
Rohtagi stated that she had made the video on the basis of a third party source, quoting author M O Mathai, whom she never read. She apologized saying “Making a personal attack on anyone is wrong”.She further added, “As an unbiased human being, I am trying to understand politics of the country,” she tweeted earlier this month.