Social media influencer Vikas Fhatak alias ‘Hindustani Bhau’ was granted bail by the Mumbai sessions court on Thursday. He was arrested for allegedly instigating the students and orchestrating riots outside Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad’s residence. On February 5, he was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.
“The Mumbai sessions court on Thursday granted bail to social media influencer Vikas Fhatak alias ‘Hindustani Bhau’ in the matter of Dharavi students protest over online exams,” Advocate Aniket Nikam told ANI.
Fhatak had moved for bail after the metropolitan magistrate’s court rejected his plea on February 8.
On January 1, Fhatak a resident of Khar (West) was arrested after a complaint was registered against him. The police had informed the magistrate court that Fhatak had received instructions from a person on Instagram to organize the protest and said they suspected this person to be linked to a political party.
(With inputs from agencies)