Two Arrested in Connection with Spreading Rumours About Jayalalithaa Health

Last Updated: 11 October, 2016
Two Arrested For Spreading Rumors About CM Jayalalithaa Health

Rumours About Jayalalithaa Health: Central Crime Branch of Chennai City Police have arrested two persons, including a software engineer for spreading false news and rumours on Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s health condition on the internet.

AIADMK IT wing secretary G. Ramachandran and Rajkamal, Cyber Crime wing of Chennai City Police have arrested two persons, who were identified as Sathish Kumar, 26, and Madasamy, 25

Two Arrested in Connection with Spreading Rumours About Jayalalithaa Health

Sathish Kumar, native of Devanamkurichi village in Namakkal District, works in a Software company in Chennai has found guilty of spreading false information about Jayalalithaa’s heath on Facebook. He is an MCA graduate. While Madasamy a technician working in a private company in Chennai, a native of Madurai has posted an audio claimed to be the voice of a staff of Apollo hospitals about her health. He runs a website called tamilentertainment.co.in and uploaded the audio and spread through different channels.

They were found guilty during enquiry and remanded to judicial custody. Police have registered a case under the IPC Sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 505 (1) (whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statements, rumour or reports) and 505 (1) (c) (d) (with intent to cause or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public) of the Indian Penal Code.

Police have said over 43 cases were registered in connection with spreading false information about Jayalalithaa’s health through Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and YouTube. Police also warned netizens not to post false information, and doing so is offensive as per law and end up with imprisonment of up to seven years.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who has been hospitalized on Septmber 22 for fever and dehydration, is still in the Apollo Hospitals, under close observation and treatment

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