Revealed: Singer Abhijeet was arrested but let out on bail in July for his abusive language against woman journalist

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya

Almost a moth after Aam Aadmi Party leader Preeti Sharma Menon filed a complaint with the Delhi Police’s cyber cell against Abhijeet Bhattacharya, which led to an FIR being lodged against the singer, it has been revealed that the singer was arrested on July 26th, but released on bail.  The charges of abusing a woman journalist and ‘outrage of modesty of a woman, were filed against him after he abused journalist Swati Chaturvedi on Twitter.

In an interview with the Indian Express CP (cyber) Sachin Patil said, “Abhijeet was arrested in July on the basis of the FIR against him for online abuse. However, since it was a bailable offence, he was given bail soon after the arrest.”

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The whole incident was pretty open for the users of Twitter because Preeti regularly updated the actions of the Police and the singer on her public profile-

In a series of tweets, Menon on Friday said

Supporters of Preeti and Swati were no doubt pleased by the actions of the police.

Small victory, but an important one.

Feature Image Credit: Indianexpress