Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Friday dropped sedition charges against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who is currently in taking part as a contestant in reality show Bigg Boss 6.
The state government decision was communicated to the Bombay High Court by the Advocate General.
However, Trivedi would have to now be chargesheeted for dishonouring the national symbols, emblem and Parliament.
The 25-year-old cartoonist was arrested in September this year for allegedly depicting the national symbols in poor light in his cartoons. He was later granted bail.