The Ahmedabad crime branch has arrested filmmaker Avinash Das in Mumbai for sharing a photo of Union Home Minister Amit Shah with arrested IAS officer Pooja Singhal.

Das had also shared an objectionable photo of a woman wearing a tricolor dress. According to sources in the Ahmedabad crime branch, Das was heading to his office when officials from the Ahmedabad crime branch picked him up.

Police said Das had shared a photo of Shah with arrested Jharkhand cadre IAS officer Pooja Singhal on Twitter along with a caption alleging that the photo was clicked before the officer’s arrest.

The Enforcement Directorate had arrested IAS officer Pooja Singhal on money laundering charges. The videos of cash seized from her house by officials have gone viral. Das, who made Anaarkali of Aarah, has been booked under various sections.

Das will be produced in the Ahmedabad Metro Court tomorrow.

After being denied anticipatory bail by the sessions court, Das filed a petition in the Gujarat High Court, which was dismissed. Ahmedabad Police’s Crime Branch registered a case against Avinash Das on May 14.

Avinash Das was booked under Section 469 (whoever commits forgery) of the Indian Penal Code, Section 67 (punishment for any person for transmitting obscene material that is lascivious in nature) of the Information Technology (IT) Act and the Prevention of Crime of National Honor Act.


India today