Singer says he was arrested for being a nationalist

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Bhattacharya…He is alleged to be an internet troll.

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya, was arrested in July after a complaint was lodged against him for harassing a woman journalist on Twitter and was released on bail later.

He was later bailed out by his son, during which the singer apparently had cried. News of his arrest in July spread like wildfire on August 26 when AAP leader Preeti Sharma Menon, in a series of tweets, referred to the Twitter abuse incident.

After his release the singer took to Twitter to say he has paid a heavy price for being a nationalist.

Bhattacharya has done playback singing for the likes of Shah Rukh Khan in films like Main Hoon Na, Yes Boss and Chalte Chalte.

It all began when Swati blamed Bhattacharya for giving a Chennai-based techie’s murder a ‘communal tangent’. Abhijeet had shared news of the murder in question, calling it an action borne out of ‘love jihad’ for no reason.

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When a Twitter user asked him about the arrest, Bhattacharya replied on the micro-blogging site: “I am paying a heavy price in Bollywood for being a nationalist.”

According to some media reports, on Friday the Mumbai police confirmed that the singer was arrested last month after a complaint against him was made for harassing a woman journalist on Twitter.

The Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) cyber police arrested the singer and released him on bail. He was charged with a bailable offence, the police said.

After his release there were many Tweets referring to Bhattacharya as a troll and thanking the authorities for their action to arrest him. – CINEWS

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