MDMK's Sathiyaraj Balu arrested for sharing 'defamatory' Facebook post on Narendra Modi ahead of PM's Madurai visit

Sathiyaraj Balu, a functionary of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), has been arrested by the police for uploading a defamatory post about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Press Trust of India January 28, 2019 11:42:57 IST
MDMK's Sathiyaraj Balu arrested for sharing 'defamatory' Facebook post on Narendra Modi ahead of PM's Madurai visit
  • The police said Sathiyaraj had morphed an image of Modi, wherein he is seen carrying a begging bowl

  • The Hindu Makkal Katchi and BJP had brought the matter to the police's notice and lodged a complaint

  • He shared the photo ahead of Modi's trip to Madurai to inaugurate an AIIMS in the city

Madurai: Sathiyaraj Balu, a functionary of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), has been arrested by the police for uploading a defamatory post about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Balu has been booked under sections 504 and 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code.

MDMKs Sathiyaraj Balu arrested for sharing defamatory Facebook post on Narendra Modi ahead of PMs Madurai visit

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reuters

The Hindu Makkal Katchi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had earlier brought the matter to the police's notice and lodged a complaint against Balu demanding action.

The police said Sathiyaraj had morphed an image of Modi, wherein he is seen carrying a begging bowl. The photograph was posted before the prime minister's visit to Madurai to lay the foundation stone of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

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