SIT forms to verify Cartoonist’s intension behind cartoons

A special investigating team has formed by Mumbai Police to probe the entire case of the Kanpur-based cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, arrested under the sedation charges expressing demeaning of State’s image via cartoons and insulted the nation.

The SIT team of officers including two inspectors, two sub-inspectors, an assistant inspector and six constables will act under the direction of Assistant Police Commissioner, G T Padwal, shifting from Bandra-Kurla Police where the case was registered.

Major reason behind this move to form SIT is to identify what was the main intension of the cartoonist behind the cartoons as the team is collecting all the serious evidence from the Bandra Kurla Police Station.

While after reviewing the sedition charge against cartoonist, the investigating team would file a report to the Maharashtra government as well as Court that would be separate from the charge sheet, reports said.

The 25-year-old Trivedi walked out of the Arthur Road jail on Wednesday afternoon a day after Bombay High Court ordered his bail and was remanded in judicial custody on Monday till September 24.

Moreover, Mumbai Police has banned his website in which serous content was there lead to insulting Parliament and National emblem, reports also added that Trivedi as also alleged by Dalit leaders to insult their feelings by mocking Buddhist symbols.

“Since it is a serious offence, its review and verification will take some time. We will come to the conclusion of revoking the charges after that,” Mumbai Additional Commissioner of Police Mr. Nangre-Patil told reporters.

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