The Rajasthan Police have reportedly arrested model and former actress Payal Rohatgi. Rohatgi’s own Twitter account informed about her arrest.
Her tweet read, “I am arrested by @PoliceRajasthan for making a video on #MotilalNehru which I made from taking information from @google ? Freedom of Speech is a joke ? @PMOIndia @HMOIndia”
— PAYAL ROHATGI & Team- Bhagwan Ram Bhakts (@Payal_Rohatgi) December 15, 2019
Rohatgi was detained by the Bundi Police in Rajasthan reportedly because of an objectionable video posted by her on former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
SP Mamta Gupta was quoted by news agency ANI as saying, “Payal Rohatgi has been detained. Case registered.”
Rajasthan: Model & actress Payal Rohatgi detained by Bundi police, allegedly for her comment on former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. SP Mamta Gupta says, "Payal Rohatgi has been detained. Case registered." pic.twitter.com/KkKxXDwpgA
— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2019
Indian Express quoted Gupta as saying, “ She (Rohatgi) has been detained in Ahmedabad and will be brought to Bundi by Monday morning. The case pertains to objectionable comments by her against Motilal Nehru. A complaint was filed in this regard in Bundi in October.”
Rohatgi is notorious for posting communally-charged videos aimed at inciting religious violence between Hindus and Muslims. The video that she has been arrested for was shared by her from her social media pages. In the controversial video, she had made objectionable comments about Jawaharlal Nehru, his father Motilal Nehru, wife Kamla Nehru, daughter Indira Gandhi and her son Feroze Gandhi.
A local Youth Congress leader had filed police case against her in Bundi.