Television actor Sangram Indrajit Singh, who plays a negative role in the serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, has been arrested under the Information Technology Act for allegedly defaming a casting consultant, Sonia Singh.
Reportedly, Sangram posted an old photo of Soniya at a police station on Twitter, saying she was there for fraud and disturbing peace. "Soniya Singh at police station for fraud and disturbing peace intentionally," the TV actor tweeted along with the picture, after which Soniya filed a complaint against him at Malad police station.
According to Malad police officials, Singh and the complainant Soniya Singh have been friends in the past. Soniya works as a casting consultant for films and television. However, recently, they had a falling out after an argument, when Singh alleged that she was not providing him good roles in the industry.
In the complaint filed, Soniya claims that last year in October, she had gone to a police station for some personal work and Singh had a photo of her at the station. After the argument, in order to defame her, Singh used the photo and posted it on the social networking site Twitter with the post, 'Soniya Singh at police station for fraud and disturbing peace intentionally.' His two friends had reportedly also posted the same on the website.
The post quickly spread and news soon reached Soniya, who then registered a case with the Malad police station. A leading tabloid quoted a senior police official saying, "Based on the complaint, Singh has been arrested under the IT Act. He was produced in the Bandra holiday court on Wednesday and later given bail."
Along with Singh, two of his friends, actor-model Karan Arora and Karan Kundra are also being investigated for their involvement in the case.