Speaking to reporters outside the cyber cell, Chodankar said: "I am being harassed. I wrote the post after the BJP inducted Sri Rama Sena chief Pramod Muthalik. But after he was thrown out, I deleted my post."
Acting on a complaint filed by Atul Pai Kane, a former head of the Goa chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and also a BJP sympathiser, the police had been gunning for Chodankar 's arrest for over a month now.
Civil society protests, however, forced the police to tone down their aggressive pursuit, even forcing Parrikar to admit that arrest in such a case was not necessary.