Actor Ajaz Khan arrested in Mumbai


Actor Ajaz Khan was arrested by the Mumbai Cyber Police for posting offensive videos which promoted communal hatred, an official told ANI on Thursday.

A Mumbai Police spokesperson said that the Cyber Police arrested him after they had received complaints along with some videos which had gone viral on social media. "It was found that Ajaz Khan has created/uploaded these videos with objectionable content mainly promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, etc. and create hatred among public at large," said the police.

ANI# Mumbai Police: Actor Ajaz Khan has been arrested, a case was registered against him for creating/uploading videos with objectionable content promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, & creating hatred among public at large. pic.twitter.com/Xm4ND6XXmJ

After investigations, Ajaz was arrested on Wednesday and the probe is underway.

He was booked under Indian Penal Code and IT Act Sec. 67 which include five years of jail term and/or fine of Rs 5,00,000.

This is not Ajaz's first encounter with the law.

Last year in October, the actor was arrested by Anti-Narcotics Cell from a hotel in Mumbai on Monday night for possession of drugs.

They found banned narcotic substance, eight ecstasy tablets from him. He will be produced before a court today, reports ANI. Ajaz Khan was arrested from a hotel in Belapur, Navi Mumbai.

In 2016 Ajaz Khan was arrested for allegedly sending obscene photos and lewd messages to a hairstylist. Reportedly, the actor asked her to meet him at the Filmistan Studios to discuss the details. Later, he was released on a bail on a surety of Rs 10,000 by a Mumbai court.

Khan participated in the seventh season of Bigg Boss, Comedy Nights Bachao, Box Cricket League and Comedy Nights with Kapil.