08:39 GMT05 July 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): The arrest of controversial Indian actor Ajaz Khan, often in the news for his amusing antics, on Thursday by Mumbai Cyber Police for posting “objectionable” videos on the Tik-Tok app has kicked off a furore on social media.

     It has been learned that Ajaz was arrested by police following a written complaint by a local political activist about two “communally sensitive” videos posted by him.

    A spokesperson for the Mumbai Police Department has confirmed that the videos posted by Ajaz were aimed at provoking animosity between the people of two religions. "It was found that Ajaz Khan has created/uploaded these videos with objectionable content mainly promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, etc. and create (sic) hatred among public at large", the police official was quoted as saying by portal News 18.

    As the news of the actor’s arrest spread, a section of Twitterati hailed the arrest of the actor who came into the national limelight after participating in the seventh season of Indian reality show “Bigg Boss”.

    However, not all seemed happy with the actor’s arrest. Some netizens were of the opinion that even if people do not subscribe to what the actor says in the videos, he should still have the freedom to express himself.

    This actor, who often remains in the headlines for his controversial social media remarks, is not facing the law for the first time. In October 2018, Mumbai Police’s anti-Narcotics cell arrested Ajaz from a hotel for allegedly possessing banned narcotic substances.



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