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Cases against 20 people for spreading rumours on TN CM's health

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Cases have been registered against some 20 people, including a councillor in Pollachi, for allegedly spreading rumours on the health of Chief Minister who is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital in Chennai, police said today.

Pollachi Municipal Chairman and town secretary, Krishnakumar lodged a complaint that councillor Naaneethakrishnan had posted some verses on the social media, on the health condition of the Chief Minister, police said.

Some 20 people had shared these verses on Facebook, the complainant said, based on which police registered cases against them under sections including 153 (A) (promoting enmity and disharmony), they said.

Yesterday, a 24-year-old man from Tuticorin district, was arrested for allegedly posting rumours on the social media on Jayalalithaa's health. With his arrest, the number of persons taken into custody in the state in this regard has gone up to seven.

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 21:07 IST