Chennai: Cases have been registered against social activist 'Traffic' KR Ramaswamy and his aide Fathima for allegedly spreading rumours about the health status of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, police said on Friday.
A top police official told PTI that cases have been registered under various IPC sections including section 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot).
Police have already arrested eight persons on the charge of spreading rumours about the health of Jayalalithaa, undergoing treatment at the Apollo Hospitals here since 22 September.
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They had warned of stern action against those spreading rumours on the chief minister's health and have already registered around 50 cases in this connection.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Oct 22, 2016 11:37 AM