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Man insults martyr Lt Col Niranjan on Facebook, arrested

The official said the arrested man has been charged under Sec 124 (A) of the Indian Penal Code

IANS 

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah pays is last repects to mortal remains of Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Kumar in Bengaluru on Monday. Kumar, a member of the National Security Guard's Bomb Disposal Squad, lost his life while defusing a grenade at the scene of
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah pays is last repects to mortal remains of Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Kumar in Bengaluru on Monday. Kumar, a member of the National Security Guard's Bomb Disposal Squad, lost his life while defusing a grenade at the scene of

A man has been arrested here for making an insulting Facebook post about NSG commando Lt Col E K Niranjan, who was killed in the counter-offensive against terrorists at the Pathankot air base on Sunday.

A police official, attached to the Chevayur Police station, told IANS that Anwar Sadiq, 24, was arrested on Tuesday from his home in Malappuram district.

"He had created a Facebook profile with a fake name and claimed he was a journalist with the Madhyamam Daily. Following a complaint from the Daily and revelation that there was nobody of that name employed with them, police probed and arrested this person," said the official requesting anonymity.

The official said the arrested man has been charged under Sec 124 (A) of the Indian Penal Code as his comments are of an anti-nature. "He will be produced before a court. He has said that he did not know that it was a crime."

In the Facebook post, Sadiq, under a fake profile, had posted insulting remarks about the martyr and it evoked a heated discussion in the social media. Following the complaint from the Daily, the police arrested him.

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First Published: Tue, January 05 2016. 16:42 IST
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