Nashik: Former chairman of Nashik District Central co-op bank Advay Hiray has been arrested and remanded in police custody till December 2 by a court here for allegedly posting some "objectionable" comments on Facebook against state minister Chaggan Bhujbal.
Advay, brother of MLC Apurva Hiray, was produced before the court yesterday after he was arrested on discharge from Nashik civil hospital, where he was admitted on Thursday night following health problems.
NCP youth leader Vaibhav Devre had lodged a complaint against Advay in city`s Ambad police station for posting "obscene and objectionable" remarks against the District Guardian minister on Facebook, police said on Saturday.
Following this, police had registered a case against Advay under sections 323, 504, IT 66 (A) and 67 (A) of IPC and IT Act, but could not place him under arrest due to hospitalisation.
A cross complaint was also lodged by Advay against four NCP youth activists-- Vaibhav Devre, Dhiraj Magar, Mukesh shevale and Amol Naik -- for allegedly ransacking his office in Pawan Nagar locality and damaging his car on Thursday over the FB post.
The activists were arrested and remanded in four-day police custody yesterday.
Advay`s brother Apurva is a MLC from Nashik division teachers` constituency.