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Jaya's health: One more man arrested for spreading rumours

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

One more person was today arrested for allegedly spreading rumours on Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's health on social media.

With the latest arrest, the total number of taken into custody in in this regard has gone up to seven and cases booked so far has reached 50.

A Antony Jesuraj, a 24-year old man from Tuticorin district, was arrested for allegedly posting rumours on the social media on Jayalalithaa's health.

"We had served him a notice. After a thorough enquiry, we arrested him," a police official told PTI.

The arrest follows a complaint from S Chandru, a functionary of ruling AIADMK's IT Wing and came after the cyber crime wing analysed the contents posted by Jesuraj.

So far, a total of 50 cases have been registered in connection with posting false rumours in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp.

Efforts are on to remove such content and apprehend the culprits, he said.

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 20:42 IST