Mumbai: Mumbai police on Friday arrested three persons from Haryana for making abusive and cruel statements about Muslim women in Club House app chat, an official said on Friday.
According to information received from the cyber cell of Mumbai Police, 19-year-old Akash, a moderator of 2 groups on the Clubhouse app, was arrested from Karnal and the cyber police got a three-day transit remand.
Further action will be taken by bringing the accused to Mumbai. Apart from this, the police have detained 21-year-old Jaishnav Kakkar and Yash Parashar. Both of them will also be produced in the court for transit remand.
In a tweet posted early this morning, Shiv Sena's Rajya Sabha member Priyanka Chaturvedi praised the city police for the arrests in the case.
She further demanded from the Mumbai Police that action should be taken against the people running the clubhouse app on the lines of Bulli Bai.
"Kudos @MumbaiPolice, they have got cracking on the Clubhouse chats too and some arrests have been made. Say no to hate. #Clubhouse," she said in the tweet.
On Wednesday, the Delhi police had written to the Clubhouse app and search engine Google, seeking details about the organiser of the alleged audio group chat in which "obscene comments were made against Muslim women".
Official sources had said that the police had also identified some members of the group audio chat, which included men and women from both communities, as part of the investigation.
A Mumbai-based organisation had filed a complaint with the city police on Wednesday in connection with the Clubhouse app, seeking its deactivation, and also registration of a case, the official said.