Mumbai, Sept. 9: Kanpur-based cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, arrested for posting purported seditious content on his website, was today remanded in police custody till September 16 by a local court.
Trivedi was arrested last evening after he surrendered before the Bandra-Kurla Complex police.
Police had sought his custody to question him on the contents on his website, www.cartoonsagainstcorruption. The court had issued a non-bailable warrant against him last month.
A member of the Repubican Party of India, Amit Katarnayea, had filed a complaint that Trivedi had mocked the Constitution during Anna Hazare’s rally held at the Bandra-Kurla Complex last year.
Outside the court, a defiant Trivedi said: “If telling the truth makes me a traitor then I am one. Even Mahatma Gandhi was called a traitor.”
Trivedi was due to fly to Syria on Wednesday to receive a cartooning award.