DIMAPUR, July 21 - Nagaland Police today warned people not to post unwarranted comments and conduct �trials� on the social media against animal rights activist Hema Chowdhary who was brought to Nagaland on Monday after her arrest in Mumbai on July 17.
In its Twitter handle, the police said this might violate the law, including the rights of the accused.
The police appealed to all to desist from unwarranted trolling and comments, especially in the public domain, to ensure that the �due process of law� is maintained.
Chowdhary�s arrest attracted a lot of negative comments and trolls on various social media platforms, the police said. It said the investigation is an ongoing process and the matter is sub judice.
Chowdhary, who allegedly made derogatory statements against the Nagas over consumption of dog meat, was brought to Nagaland on Monday evening from Mumbai via Delhi and Imphal.
There have been vehement protests on the social media against her offensive remarks by Naga residents in the State and outside, and also others.
A case was registered against Chowdhary in connection with a video posted by her on the social media on July 4.
In the video, she made derogatory statements against the Nagas conducing to public mischief and also promoting enmity between different groups of people, which is prejudicial to maintenance of harmony, the police said on Monday.
The Kohima Chief Judicial Magistrate issued a non-bailable warrant of arrest against Chowdhary and subsequently, a team of Nagaland Police led by a deputy SP rank officer went to Mumbai on July 15. She was tracked to her residence at Oshiwara in Mumbai and arrested on July 17 in collaboration with Mumbai Police.
On completion of the arrest formalities, the Mumbai court granted a transit remand for her for four days on July 18.
The Nagaland Police said all standard operating protocols as per the guidelines issued by the State Health and Family Welfare Department relating to COVID-19 are being adhered to. Further, investigation into the offence will be made as per the laid down procedures of law, the police added.