Hindustani Bhau arrested for ‘instigating’ students in Mumbai’s Dharavi


Mumbai: Social media influencer and YouTuber ‘Hindustani Bhau’ alias Vikas Phatak has been arrested by the Dharavi police in Mumbai for allegedly instigating students.

He had allegedly asked students to assemble near the residence of Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad to demand the cancellation of offline exams for classes 10 and 12 on Monday.

‘Hindustani Bhau’ had uploaded a video of him on Instagram, allegedly instigating students. The FIR is registered under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code, including that of rioting, Maharashtra Police Act, Disaster Management Act and Maharashtra Prevention of Defacement of Property Act.

Dharavi Police has also arrested one Iqrar Khan Vakhar Khan in the matter.

Several hundred students protested on Monday afternoon at Ashok Mill Naka for their demands. Police responded with a mild baton charge to stop them from moving towards the minister’s residence in the vicinity.

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