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Dubai-based NRI fired for threatening to kill Kerala chief minister in video

Self-confessed RSS supporter Krishnakumar SN Nair had said in his video that said he will dust off his old weapons to eliminate chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan

india Updated: Jun 06, 2018 22:20 IST
Ramesh Babu
Ramesh Babu
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
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Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan during an interview in New Delhi. (PTI File Photo)

A Dubai-based NRI from Kerala was fired by his employer after posted a hate video on social media threatening to kill Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Krishnakumar SN Nair posted the video on Tuesday and on Wednesday apologised saying he sent the message in an inebriated condition. But by then, the rigging supervisor had been fired by the Abu Dhabi-based construction company he worked for after some NRIs alerted it about the video.

In the video, laced with abuses and threats, Nair was heard boasting in Malayalam that he is a die-hard supporter of the Rashtriya Swayemsevak Sangh (RSS). Nair said he will quit his job and come to the state soon to “impose justice”. He said he will dust off his old weapons to eliminate the chief minister. He also made a rape threat against the CM’s relatives. “I am least bothered how my life is going to end. If we decide to kill a person then we need to finish the job,” he was heard saying.

He deleted the video on Wednesday morning but by then it had gone viral. The CPI (M) led news channel ‘Kariali’ had carried the video prominently to attack Kerala RSS-BJP leaders. Kerala, especially the northern parts of the state, has witnessed violent clashes between the two cadres-based parties with multiple fatalities.

On Wednesday afternoon, Nair posted another video with his apology. “I have lost my job. I am ready to face any action but I will remain a supporter of RSS. I seek apology from Pinarayi Vijayan and others for my outbursts,” he said in his second post.

It is not immediately known whether he will be extradited or booked in UAE under the cyber laws of the country. Under UAE cyber law, a person who posts hate messages on social media can be tried and sentenced to a jail term and a penalty ranging between dhirams 50,000 to 3 million.

A senior HR consultant of the firm later said the action was in tune with the company policy towards such offences and Nair misused the company premises to post such a video. A cyber crime official in Kerala said Nair would be booked if he is extradited.

First Published: Jun 06, 2018 22:20 IST