Two days after being released from a jail in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra on Saturday, displayed his usual tongue-in-cheek self.
Reaching out to his over 20,000 followers on micro-blogging site Twitter, Mitra made fun of the troubling times he had in the past couple of months.
His tweet garnered a large amount of reaction from his well-wishers, friends and followers, who in general welcomed him back and wished him well.
He even went to tweet about how his time in jail affected his diet, saying that he has become allergic to meat, onion and garlic, and even said what he planned to have for dessert.
Mitra was released from jail in Bhubaneswar on December 6 after Orissa High Court granted him bail. He was arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks on the Konark Temple.
The bail order by the High Court comes after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government decided not to accord sanction to prosecute the analyst 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 Konark Temple posted a satirical video on Twitter allegedly insulting Odisha, its culture, tradition and state legislators.
He later wrote an apology letter to the House Committee of Vidhan Sabha and the Speaker of the Odisha Assembly over his sarcastic remarks and other offences he was accused of.
Mitra was first arrested by the Odisha Police on September 20 from Delhi on the charges of hurting religious sentiments. A Delhi court later granted him bail against a bond of Rs 1 lakh and directed him to join the investigation at Konark police station. He moved the Supreme Court for bail, where his plea had been quashed.
(With inputs from ANI)