Guwahati: Animal rights Hema Chowdhary, who notoriously made incendiary comments against the people of Nagaland in videos that she posted on her social media, has finally been brought to Kohima, Nagaland.
A non-bailable warrant was issued by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kohima, against. Hema Chowdhary and subsequently, a team of Nagaland Police led by a DSP Officer proceeded to Mumbai on July 15 and in collaboration with the local police arrested Hema Chowdhary from her residence in Mumbai's Oshiwara locality.
Senior inspector Dayanand Bangar of Oshiwara police station said that a Nagaland police team informed them about the case and then went to Chowdhary's residence and arrested her.
A transit remand of 4 days was granted by the Mumbai Court on July 18 and the accused was taken to Nagaland from Mumbai via Delhi and Imphal on July 20.
"All standard operating procedures as per the guidelines issued by the State Health and Family Welfare department relating to COVID-9 pandemic are being adhered to. Further investigation into the offence will be made as per the laid down procedures of the law", the Nagaland police said in a statement.
"In the video, the said person has made derogatory statements against the Nagas conducing to public mischief and also promoting enmity between different groups of people, which is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony", the statement further added.
Chowdhary in the incriminating videos lashed out at the people of Nagaland for eating dogs wherein she also made some threats. This earned her the wrath of the denizens of the state who started raising demands for the arrest of the activist. Several FIRs were also filed against the activist for her brazen attacks on the community. Choudhury's videos were made in the midst of the raging controversy over the consumption of dog meat in Nagaland (which has since been banned).