Shubham Mishra held for giving rape threats to female comedian
Mumbai : Shubham Mishra has been booked after one of his videos went viral on social media in which he can be seen hurling abuses to a female comedian, also giving her rape threats over remarks on Shivaji Maharaj.
In his viral video, he was seen making derogatory remarks against stand-up comedian Agrima Joshua and giving her rape threats over her year-old video on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s statue in Maharashtra.
His arrest came after a complaint was filed by the National Commission for Women (NCW) against his views expressed in the video.
Late Saturday, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma wrote a letter to Gujarat Director General of Police (DGP) Shivanand Jha regarding the video that was going viral. "The NCW is committed to creating safe online space for women and ensuring cyber security to women and is perturbed by the rise in use of cyberspace to instigate crime against women," she said in the letter.
The Vadodara City police came in action and issued a suo moto action against the comedian. “We have detained him and initiated legal process for registration of FIR against him under relevant section of IPC and IT act,” they wrote on Twitter.
The NCW also took to Twitter to inform about Mishra’s arrest and reassured people about their commitment to safety of women.
"Following @NCWIndia Chairperson @sharmarekha’s letter to #DGPGujarat, Vadodara Police has arrested Shubham Mishra. #NCW hopes this would be a lesson for all those who threaten women online. We are committed towards ensuring safety and security of #women," the NCW wrote on the microblogging site.