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Police nab two more for spreading rumours on Jaya's health

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Two persons, who allegedly circulated rumours on social networking sites on the health status of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, have been arrested, police said today.

Police have warned of stern action against those spreading rumours on the health of Jayalalitha, who is undergoing treatment at a corporate hospital here, and have registered 43 cases so far. Already, two persons have been arrested for spreading such rumours.

28-year-old, Mani Selvam, a bank employee, hailing from Ottapidaram Taluk, Tuticorin and 42-year-old Bala Sundaram hailing from Pammal, Chennai, were the latest to be arrested by the Central Crime Branch police, an official press release said.

Soon after was admitted to the on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration, rumours were going on about her health on social networking sites including and WhatsApp.

To end such rumours, the police have formed a team comprising private cyber experts to keep a watch on those who spread false information about the health and warned of strong action against those involved in such acts.

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First Published: Thu, October 13 2016. 17:58 IST