Tamil Nadu: S Thirumurugan, a 19-year-old engineering diploma holder, was arrested from Srivilliputhur town Monday for making abusive comments in a private Facebook chat.
According to Indian Express reports, Virudhunagar SP said 19 year old Thirumurugan was arrested based on a complaint from K Marimuthu, BJP district secretary, for his allegedly abusive remarks on Modi. The remarks were made in a private conversation between Thirumurugan and Marimuthu.
“Both were Facebook friends. When Marimuthu sent Thirumurugan a meme on Facebook Messenger criticising Vijay’s controversial dialogues in the movie Mersal, Thirumurugan used filthy language in his reply referring to the PM. The conversation in English was photographed by Marimuthu and filed as a complaint” he said.
Rajarajan said. “He has been booked under charges including Section 67 of the IT Act, 2000 and Section 505 (public mischief) of CrPC. Thirumurugan was sent to jail in Melur for adolescent offenders in the 18-22 age group.
Thirumurugan is a Vijay fan has confessed that he made remarks against the PM. Actor Vijay was in news for his dialogues against GST & demonetisation in the movie Mersal. BJP attacked him using his Christian identity but the movie went on to become a huge hit although the dialogues triggered a political row in Tamil Nadu.