Ahmedabad: The axe fell on filmmaker Avinash Das for sharing a photo of Union Home Minister Amit Shah with arrested IAS officer Pooja Singhal. She was the Jharkhand Mining Secretary arrested in a money-laundering case.
The police said the photograph was taken five years ago and the filmmaker had shared it now to malign/defame Amit Shah’s image and mislead people. Das is also booked for insulting the national flag by sharing a picture of a woman wearing a tricolour.
It is noted that film director Avinash Das used to work as a journalist before turning out to be a film maker. Earlier, he had worked in several cities in Bihar and Jharkhand as a journalist. He was also attached to a leading channel as well.
According to Ahmedabad Crime Branch officials, filmmaker Das on May 8 shared a photo of Shah with arrested Jharkhand cadre IAS officer Pooja Singhal on Twitter with a caption alleging that it was taken before the IAS officer’s arrest.
The crime branch officials said, “This was done to malign the image of Amit Shah and mislead people.” This is an intention to defame the image of Amit Shah. Das also shared an objectionable picture of a woman wearing a tricolour on his Facebook. The image is an insult to our tricolour. “
Das, who made Anaarkali of Aarah, has been booked under various sections. Further investigations are ongoing into the matter. Das is likely to be called to the crime branch for questioning.
The Enforcement Directorate has arrested IAS officer Pooja Singhal on charges of money laundering. The videos of the cash seized from her house by officials have gone viral.