TV actor and Bigg Boss 7 contestant Ajaz Khan has been arrested on the charges of defamation and delivering hate speech amidst the Coronavirus lockdown. It was recently that netizens had demanded his arrest as he posted a video on social media that was considered to be objectional. He was said to be spreading communal hatred through the video and that irked the netizens who called for his arrest. Now, as per the latest reports, the actor has been arrested by Khar Police.
News agency ANI tweeted, "Actor Ajaz Khan has been arrested & case registered against him at Khar Police Station on charges of defamation, hate speech & violation of prohibitory orders." He has been arrested under section 153A of the Indian Penal Code. "He has been charged under section 153A and others of the IPC for promoting enmity among communities. Further probe is underway," revealed a Mumbai Police official as reported by India TV.
A video of Ajaz Khan being escorted by the police has also made it to the internet. It is for the second time that Ajaz Khan has been arrested on similar grounds. In the year 2019, Ajaz was arrested for sharing controversial TikTok videos that were communally sensitive in nature. Ajaz was then arrested under section 153A and section 67, as reported by India Today. Later he was granted bail.
Mumbai: Actor Ajaz Khan has been arrested & case registered against him at Khar Police Station on charges of defamation, hate speech & violation of prohibitory orders. pic.twitter.com/1glDd9y4Q0— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2020
Now it remains to be seen if he is able to procure bail this time or not. For more updates, stay tuned to SpotboyE. (Also Read: Ajaz Khan Khan Says Aamir Khan Made Babita Phogat What She Is Today; Geeta Phogat Says 'Hume Khan Se Nafrat Nahi')
Image Source: Twitter/faizulislam01/Instagram/imajazkhan