Payal Rohatgi was recently booked by the Bundi police in Rajasthan under the IT Act for her content against Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and the other members of the Gandhi family. The Bundi court on Monday has sent Payal Rohatgi to the Bundi central jail and will be in jail for nine days, until 24th Dec as the court rejected her bail application. Payal was arrested on Sunday night in Bundi.
On Sunday the Rajasthan police picked her up from her residence in Ahmadabad, as the Bundi court stated that the right to freedom of speech under the Indian Constitution is not unlimited as they rejected the bail. It was Charmesh Sharma, general secretary of the Rajasthan Youth Congress, who had filed a police complaint against Rohatgi with a clip of the allegedly defamatory post at the Sadar police station in Bundi on October 2 after she shared objectable content on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts on September 6 and September 21 of this year.
Payal Rohatgi also admitted that she posted the content on Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, and other members of the Nehru-Gandhi family and even issued an apology for the same. She took to Twitter to share her unhappiness as she tweeted, “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.”
The legal counsel of Rohatgi, Bhupendra Sahay Saxena revealed that they would be filing a bail application in an upper court as Payal had not committed any serious offence but she has been booked under penal provisions for serious offences. The actress along with her fiancé, Sangram Singh was present in court and also told the media that her arrest was just politically motivated.