Man uses anti-Modi remark made by friend in private Facebook chat as a reason to get him arrested

Posted on November 1, 2017 By newsroom Topic: Law And Order

One more reason not to trust your Facebook friends. In Tamil Nadu, when Marimuthu sent his Facebook friend Thirumurugan a meme on Facebook Messenger criticising Vijay’s controversial dialogues in the movie Mersal, Thirumurugan used filthy language in his reply referring to the PM. Marimuthu then promptly used the screenshot of the anti-Modi comment to file a  police complaint.

The police booked Thirumurugan under charges including Section 67 of the IT Act, 2000 and Section 505 (public mischief) of CrPC. He was sent to jail in Melur for adolescent offenders in the 18-22 age group.

Keep in mind that a 2015 supreme court order has disallowed arrests under 66A for comments on social media.

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