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Man arrested for social media posts linking Tamil Nadu ministers to sex scandal accused

Police said they had studied his posts on Facebook and confirmed that they were defamatory in nature before arresting him.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2018 17:50 IST
Press Trust of India
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Santhosh, a resident of Keezh Iruppu village in Cuddalore, was arrested by the cyber crime branch on Friday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A 25-year-old man was arrested for allegedly posting defamatory comments on social media linking a few state ministers with a professor held in connection with a sex scandal, police said on Saturday.

Santhosh, a resident of Keezh Iruppu village here, was arrested by the cyber crime branch on Friday for his social media posts linking the ministers to Nirmala Devi, assistant professor at the Devanga Arts College in Aruppukottai.

Police said they had studied his posts on Facebook and confirmed that they were defamatory in nature before arresting him.

Santhosh, a diploma holder, was taken to Chennai for further interrogation, officials said.

Nirmala Devi was arrested on April 16, a day after an audio clip went viral on the social media, in which she purportedly sought to persuade girls to consider extending sexual favours to senior officials of the MKU, to which the college is affiliated.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Apr 28, 2018 17:50 IST