Sandalwood actor Chetan Kumar has been arrested by Sheshadripuram police on Tuesday evening for his alleged tweet against a Karnataka High Court judge who is hearing the hijab case. The tweet which was posted on February 16 reads, “This is a tweet I wrote nearly two years ago regarding a Karnataka High Court decision Justice Krishna Dixit made such disturbing comments in a rape case Now this same judge is determining whether #hijabs are acceptable or not in govt schools Does he have the clarity required?.”
It is reported that police have registered a suo moto case against Chetan booked him under Section 505 (2) for statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes and Section 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code.
Chetan’s wife Megha as soon as she realized that her husband was missing, she went live from Chetan’s Facebook page and said that Chetan’s has been taken into police custody from the residence and his phone also remained switched.
Chetan who rose to fame with the movie Aa Dinagalu had found himself in a controversy recently for his remarks against Brahmin community.