News sources has confirmed that Hema Choudhary was arrested earlier today from Mumbai by Nagaland police. She was held from her home in Oshiwara in the western part of the city.
She was arrested for allegedly making objectionable remarks against people of the north-eastern state, especially Nagaland state. Her racially abusive video went viral and were met with angers from netizens from across the Northeast and the country.
“On Friday, a Nagaland police team informed us about the case and then went to Choudhary”s residence and arrested her. She will be taken to Nagaland for further probe,” said senior inspector Dayanand Bangar of Oshiwara police station.
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Choudhary had made the remarks in a Youtube video after which an offence was registered by cyber crime police station in Nagaland under section 153A, 153B and 505 of IPC, the official informed.
Several FIRs were lodged against her from Nagas in Delhi, Mumbai and Nagaland states for her derogatory remarks and hate speech on consumption of dog meat.
Politician Maneka Gandhi earlier in the week appealed and urged Nagaland State government to act on the issue. Authorities in Nagaland government has ever since banned the sale of dog meat and halted trading and supply market chain from neighbouring states following pressure from across the country on social media. Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, tweet on ban of all commercial import and trading of dogs was widely reported.