Shubham Mishra was held for posting a video hurling rape threats on his Instagram account at another comedian …Read More
Vadodara: The cybercrime cell of Vadodara police arrested local stand-up comedian Shubham Mishra, who had allegedly posted a video on his Instagram account allegedly hurling rape threats at another comedian Agrima Joshua.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Sunday sought immediate action against a Barodian for hurling abuses at Joshua.
Twenty-six-year-old Mishra had on Saturday posted a video wherein he is seen sitting in a car and hurling abuses at Joshua who had reportedly made some remarks on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s statue to be constructed in Maharashtra. Her video of April 2019 went viral on social media in the last two days following which Joshua received a lot of flak along with support online.
Joshua removed her video and had even apologized after Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh had directed the police to take legal action against Joshua for her remarks on Shivaji Maharaj.
“We have filed FIR against Joshua under the IT Act and other relevant acts,” said Jaydeepsinh Jadeja, DCP (crime)
Mishra on Saturday posted a video where he used crass language for Joshua and allegedly gave rape threats. Stand-up comedians like Kunal Kamra came out in her support and sought action against Mishra, whose father runs a security firm in the city.
In a letter to Gujarat director general of police (DGP) Shivanand Jha, the NCW said it has been tagged in a video posted on Twitter in which the man can be seen hurling abuses and giving rape threats to the woman. “The NCW is committed to creating safe online space for women and ensuring cyber security to women and is perturbed by the rise in use of cyberspace to instigate crime against women,” NCW chairperson, Rekha Sharma said in the letter sent late on Saturday night.
“Considering the sensitivity of the matter, it is requested that the immediate action shall be taken as per the Information Technology Act, 2000, against the miscreant and a feedback be apprised to the Commission,” Sharma said. Mishra, who is HSC failed and stays in Atladara area, deleted his abusive video and has posted a long apology on his Instagram account.
Mishra apologized to Joshua in his post and said claimed that he didn’t give any rape threat.
He said that he felt deeply ashamed for making such a derogatory video and therefore deleted it.
Mishra has promised online that he will go live on Monday to talk further about the issue.