Man arrested for making ‘abusive’ Facebook comment on Modi
The man was arrested after he commented on a friend’s Facebook post related to Tamil film Mersal, which courted controversy for references to GST, Modi’s Digital India campaign.india Updated: Oct 31, 2017 11:45 IST
A 28-year-old man was arrested in Srivilliputhur, Tamil Nadu, Monday for allegedly posting “abusive” and “obscene” comments about Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a social media network, police said.
Thirumurugan was arrested following a complaint by a local BJP functionary after he commented on a Facebook post by his friend which related to Vijay-starrer Tamil film Mersal, they said.
According to the police, Thirumurugan allegedly made “abusive” and “obscene” remarks about the prime minister on the social media.
A case had been registered against him, the police said.
Mersal, which was released on October 18, had courted controversy after BJP leaders objected to some references in the movie on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Digital India campaign launched by the Union government.
First Published: Oct 31, 2017 11:43 IST