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Filmmaker Avinash Das was detained by Gujarat Police, know what is the whole matter

Pankaj Prasad
Avinash Das
Avinash Das

A case was registered against Avinash Das by Ahmedabad Crime Branch.

Filmmaker Avinash Das's difficulties seem to be increasing. A team of Crime Branch (DCB) of Ahmedabad Police took him into custody on Tuesday outside his Mumbai residence. A case was registered against Avinash Das by Ahmedabad Crime Branch. Talking about the matter, Ashwini Chaudhary tweeted, 'Gujarat Police Crime Branch arrested director friend Avinash Das this morning. His anticipatory bail application is pending in the Supreme Court.

Know what is the whole matter

The Gujarat Police on Tuesday detained filmmaker Avinash Das from Mumbai in a case related to sharing on Twitter a picture of Union Home Minister Amit Shah with arrested IAS officer Pooja Singhal. This information was given by an officer. The official said that Das is being brought to Ahmedabad for further action. DP Chudasama, assistant commissioner of police, Ahmedabad city crime branch, said, "We took Das into custody from Mumbai on Tuesday. Our team is bringing him to Ahmedabad for further legal process." He is also accused of insulting the national flag.

FIR was lodged on May 13

An FIR was registered against Avinash Das at Ahmedabad DCB police station on May 13. A case has also been registered against him for insulting the national flag. He shared a morphed picture of a woman. Avinash Das has been booked under sections 469 (forgery) of the Indian Penal Code, section 67 of the Information Technology Act and sections of the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act.

Was embroiled in controversies even in 2018

Filmmakers have been in controversies in the past as well. In October 2018, he shared a photoshopped picture of Sambit Patra and claimed that the BJP spokesperson called farmers 'gaddars' (traitors). Sambit Patra quickly debunked this fake image and clarified that he had not held any such press conference. He also asked Twitter to take "stern action" against the director.

Famous for "Anarkali of Aarah"

Mumbai-based filmmaker Avinash Das is best known for directing the 2017 film "Anarkali of Aarah" starring Swara Bhaskar, Sanjay Mishra and Pankaj Tripathi. He also directed Raat Baaki Hai, which released in 2021, and the Netflix series She. She is very active on social media and is known to express her opinion freely on any issue.