Kohima, July 21: Mumbai-based animal rights activist Hema Chowdhary, arrested by Nagaland police and brought to Kohima, is being kept in 14-days quarantine lock up.
A team of Nagaland police led by Deputy SP rank officer which arrested the animal activist Chowdhary reached Kohima with her late Monday night, said police sources.
Chowdhary was arrested from Mumbai by Nagaland police for allegedly making objectionable remarks against people of Nagaland through Youtube and Facebook video on July 4, especially with regard to eating dog meat.
On reaching the State capital on Monday, the team along with Chowdhary were directly taken to Naga Hospital Authority Kohima for mandatory COVID-19 test while their result is awaited, police said.
She was also produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Kohima seeking police remand.
Sources said that as per COVID-19 protocol, she will be kept in 14 days quarantine lockup, which will be the period of police remand.
Detail interrogation and process of taking her statement along with evidence collection will be done during this period, sources said.
‘Avoid unwarranted comments on social media’
Meanwhile, Nagaland police while expressing that Hema Chowdhary’s arrest is attracting a lot of adverse comments and trolling in various social media platforms, has said that investigation is an ongoing process and the matter is sub-judice lying within the jurisdiction of the court.
Police therefore cautioned that unwarranted comments and trial on social media by one and sundry may violate the law, including the rights of the accused.
In this connection, police appealed to one and all to “desist from unwarranted trolling and comments especially in public domain, so as to ensure that due process of law is maintained and does not result in infraction of law unwittingly”. (Page News Service)