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Abhijit Iyer Mitra tweets perils of humour after returning from Jail

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Two days after being released from a jail in Bhubaneswar, defence Abhijit Mitra on Saturday took a humorous dig at the events of his recent past outlining that he now understands the value of his school teacher's words who had cautioned him about perils of his jokes.

Reaching out to his over 20,000 followers on Twitter, Mitra wrote: "In the 10th standard, My English teacher, Mrs Prema Raghunath, who was very fond of me, told me "your jokes are more dangerous than your serious comments". Today I understand exactly what she meant .. finally."

His tweet garnered a large amount of reaction from his well-wishers, friends and followers, who in general welcomed him back and appreciated his 'intact sense of despite tough times'.

Mitra was released from jail in on December 6 after granted him bail. He was arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks on the

The bail order by the High Court comes after decided not to accord sanction to prosecute the in certain criminal cases and said that it would also take steps to withdraw other criminal cases pending against him.

On September 16 this year, Mitra during a visit to the century-old posted a satirical video on allegedly insulting Odisha, its culture, tradition and state legislators. He later wrote an apology letter to the and the of the over his sarcastic remarks and other offences he was accused of.

Mitra was first arrested by the on September 20 from on the charges of hurting religious sentiments. A court later granted him bail against a bond of Rs 1 lakh and directed him to join the investigation at station. He moved the for bail, where his plea had been quashed.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 13:53 IST