Thirty 9 days after she was arrested for a Fb publish allegedly defaming Nationalist Congress Get together (NCP) chief, Sharad Pawar, Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale was granted bail on Wednesday by the Thane Periods Court docket.
Chitale had earlier moved bail, which the courtroom had rejected. Nevertheless, this time, the courtroom expressed shock that Kalwa Police in Thane themselves had given their No Objection Certificates (NOC) for bail.
Chitale, who’s presently lodged in Thane Central Jail, was arrested on Could 14. Whereas she sought bail in one other case registered towards her beneath the Atrocity Act final week, she continued to be in jail within the Pawar case. The order might be out on Thursday after which she might be launched.
Kalwa police station senior officers had been unavailable for feedback.
Chitale’s lawyer, Yogesh Deshpande, mentioned, “This time, Thane police gave NOC for her bail. Throughout our argument, we informed the courtroom that the arrest was unlawful because the compliance was not carried out beneath Part 41A (discover of look earlier than police in circumstances the place punishments are lower than six years). The police argued that they did adjust to the part however we identified the time interval between this discover and the arrest. She was dropped at Kalamboli police station, requested to signal a discover at 4.05pm and was arrested at round 4.15pm. Ideally, as per rule, she ought to be given a while to be produced within the police station. We’re ready for an in depth order of bail that we are going to get on Thursday and after that, the discharge course of will begin.”