Man who posted 'objectionable' tweet against Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray gets bail

Sessions Judge D E Kothalikar granted bail to Vibhor Anand on Monday on a personal bond of Rs 50,000.

Published: 04th November 2020 03:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2020 03:43 PM   |  A+A-

Twitter Twitter logo Twitter bird

Twitter (Photo | AP)


MUMBAI: A Mumbai court has granted bail to a Delhi-based lawyer, who had allegedly posted objectionable tweets against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and others, after his advocate told the court that the accused was "repenting" his act and would tender an apology on social media.

Sessions Judge D E Kothalikar granted bail to Vibhor Anand on Monday on a personal bond of Rs 50,000.

Anand, in his plea, admitted that he had made the objectionable comments against Thackeray and others as he got influenced by Republic TV and its anchor, who stated that late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his former manager Disha Salian had been killed, and named various persons involved in the alleged murders.

The prosecution had alleged that Anand, a Delhi resident, had defamed the chief minister and his son and state Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray by posting objectionable comments on his Twitter handle.

By posting such tweets, the accused committed "breach of public peace", the prosecution said.

Anand's lawyer submittedthat he does not dispute the fact that the applicant had made the remarks on social media.

He also said that the accusedwould tender an apology through separate posts on social media.

The applicant would not repeat any kind of act that would defame others, the lawyer added.

The court then allowed his bail plea.

The court said the accused must follow the statement made by his lawyer of tendering apology within seven days of the order.

Anand was arrested by the cyber cell of Mumbai police in connection with the tweets.

Police has also accused him of spreading false conspiracy theories about the death of Rajput and Salian.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp