On 19th July morning, filmmaker Avinash Das was picked up by the crime branch of Gujarat police.

The arrest was confirmed by director Ashwini Chaudhary.

The arrest comes days after he posted a picture of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

The picture shows that the Home-Minister is hand-in-gloves with IAS officer Pooja Singhal.

Das had also been accused of posting a painting that insults  the national flag.

The Ahmedabad Crime Branch filed a case against him under section 469 of the IPC & section 67 of the IT Act, as well as a section related to respect for national symbols.

The Mumbai-based filmmaker has a worse history of spreading fake news on social media.

In October 2018, he shared a photoshopped image of Sambit Patra & claimed that he referred to farmers as traitors.

Avinash Das, the Mumbai-based filmmaker, is known for directing the film "Anaarkali Of Aarah."

He also directed Raat Baaki Hai, which was released in 2021 & Netflix series ‘She‘.