NEW DELHI: The curious case of Ketaki Chitale took a new turn when the National Commission for Women (NCW) issued a notice to the Director General of Police, Maharashtra to appear in person before the Commission.
The Marathi actor was arrested last month for allegedly sharing a post on social media against NCP Chief Sharad Pawar.
The Commission, upon receiving no intimation, has summoned DGP, Maharashtra for appearing before NCW in person for a hearing in the matter scheduled to be held on June 17 at 2.30 pm.
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma had written to the Director General of Police, Maharashtra seeking an explanation within seven days for invoking defamation provisions in the matter. Interestingly, Chitale did not per se mention the name of any person in her social media post.
The Commission had taken cognizance of a media report wherein Chitale was arrested for uploading a social media post allegedly against Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar. As per the news reports, the woman had not mentioned anybody’s name in her post, rather she had made a general comment.