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TN BJP Gen Secy arrested for social media post, Union Minister Nirmala, Annamalai, leaders condemn


 A special team of police from Madurai on Saturday

arrested Tamil Nadu BJP Secretary S.G.Suryah for allegedly posting some

remarks in the social media aimed at creating social tensions, triggering

strong condemnation from top party leaders including Union Minister Nirmala

Sitharaman and party State Chief K.Annamalai.

Police sources said he was arrested for a social media post for allegedly

vilifying Madurai Lok Sabha CPI(M) MP Su.Venkatesan.

Acting on a complaint from CPI(M) Madurai Urban Unit District Secretary

M.Ganesan, a team of the Cyber Crime police from Madurai arrested Suryah

from his residence in Chennai after booking him under various Sections of the

IPC including 153-A (wanton vilification upon particular group), 504 (insulting

someone intentionally to provoke), 505(1)(b) (induce any person to commit

offence against State or public tranquility), 505(1)(c) (inciting community of

persons to commit any offence against any other community) and under the

provisions of the Information Technology Act.

He was later taken to Madurai and produced before a Judicial Magistrate

Court and remanded in judicial custody.

In his complaint to the Madurai City Commissioner of Police, Ganesan said

Suryah had posted a false message on a social media platform on June 10

in which he had alleged that Viswanathan, Councillor of Ward 12 of Madurai

Pennadam Town panchayat had forced a cleanliness worker to clean water

mixed with human faeces.

The worker, belonging to Scheduled Caste community, had later died due to

an allergy and the CPI(M) MP Venkatesan was maintaining a stoic silence

on the issue, Mr. Suryah had said in his post.

Ganesan also claimed that Madurai district did not have a Town panchayat

named Pennadam and there was no Councillor named Viswanthan. Similarly,

no such incident involving the death of a cleanliness worker had been reported

and Mr.Suryah had created social tensions by spreading rumours with the

intention of inciting caste clash.

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