Mumbai, Sep 9 (ANI): Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who was arrested on the basis of complaints against him for insulting national symbols in his anti-corruption cartoons, was on Sunday placed in police custody for a week by a Mumbai court.
He was charged with sedition under Section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code, which is a non-bailable offence.
He was also charged under the IT Act and the 1971 National Emblem Act.
The cartoons by Trivedi reportedly depicted Parliament as a commode and showed the national emblem with wolves instead of lions.
The police claimed that Trivedi had earlier exhibited similar cartoons at a rally organised by India Against Corruption (IAC) at the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai in December 2011. (ANI)