On Monday, a city court released Twitter user Sameet Thakkar on bail. He had been arrested, on October 24, for allegedly passing objectionable statements on the social media site. Nagpur Police had arrested him and registered a case against him regarding the offensive comments posted. A local Shiv Sena leader Nitin Tiwari registered a complaint in the Sitabuldi police station. The complaint against the offence by Thakkar was lodged with the Nagpur Police. He was arrested from Rajkot regarding his offensive comments and he was kept in police custody in Nagpur till 2nd November 2020
The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) M V Bharade granted Sameet Thakkar bail. These comments were allegedly against Uddhav Thackeray, the Maharashtra Chief Minister and his minister-son Aaditya Thackeray. However, just minutes after Thakkar was released, he was arrested again by the Mumbai Police.
The VP Road Police Station had a team ready and present at the court where Thakkar was being accused. They acquired the necessary permission from the judge in a different case regarding the same offensive comments and arrested him thereafter.
Sameet Thakkar has around 59,000 followers on his Twitter account. These followers included certain important government functionaries. On a personal bond of an amount of Rs 15,000 and cash security of an amount of Rs 10,000, Thakkar was granted bail. A number of other conditions were also imposed. They included not tampering with any prosecution evidences and his cooperation with the agency in charge of the investigation.