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Casteist Slur: Actor Meera Mithun’s friend to be remanded on Monday

Chennai, August 16 (BPNS)

Actor Meera Mithun’s friend Abhishek Shyam who was in the video of her making casteist slur was arrested by the Chennai Crime Branch police on Sunday. He would be produced to court and remanded on Monday.

Meera Mithun who made a casteist slur against the Scheduled Caste directors in Tamil film industry was arrested from Kerala on Saturday and brought to Chennai on Sunday. She was produced before a court in Saidapet on Sunday itself and is now lodged in Puzhal central prison for fourteen days till August 27.

The actor was forcibly arrested from a private resort in Alappuzha in Kerala by the Chennai Crime branch police after she did not appear before the investigating officers even after getting a summons.

She had released a video before her arrest in which he had alleged that she was being harassed by male police officers and that she would be tortured. Meera Mithun had told media that she was not given food for one full day while she was being taken to Chennai from Alappuzha.

Meera Mithun was booked under Sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with the intent of causing riot), 153A (promoting disharmony and enmity by words), 505( 1)(b) ( intent to cause fear to any section of the public), 505 (2) (public mischief ) of IPC and three other sections of the SC/ST Act have been put on her.

Leader of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and former Member of Parliament, Vanni Arasu had filed a complaint against her at the Saidapet Police station after she appeared in a video and made casteist remarks against the SC/ST community. The Tamil Nadu Untouchability  Eradication Front had also filed a complaint against her. The Dravidar Liberation Organisation Madurai district secretary Mani Amuthan had filed  a case with the Madurai Police commissioner against Meera Mithun.