Trinamool Congress spokesperson Saket Gokhale was arrested by Gujarat police from Delhi late Thursday evening in a case of alleged misuse of money he had collected through crowdfunding, said a senior official.
According to a senior police official, Gokhale was arrested by the Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Branch and would be brought here for further legal proceedings by Friday afternoon. Gujarat Police had arrested Gokhale for the third time this month.
However, An Ahmedabad court granted Gokhale bail on December 8. The TMC leader, however, was again arrested in another case filed in Morbi, with the Morbi Police accusing him of allegedly “promoting enmity between classes during the elections” as well as spreading fake news about Modi. Gokhale was granted bail on December 9 in the case.
He filed a complaint with the NHRC, claiming that his detention by the Gujarat Police in the first case was unlawful. He alleged that his detention at the Jaipur airport was also a violation of Section 167 of the Criminal Procedure Code as the police had not obtained a transit remand from a local magistrate before taking him to Gujarat.