CHENNAI: The cyber-crime wing Owner Business of the Chennai city police on Friday registered two separate cases against social activist K R ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy and his assistant, Fatima, for allegedly spreading rumors about the health condition of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa+ who is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.
The police registered cases against Ramaswamy and his assistant based on the complaints filed by activist Kishore K Swamy and AIADMK worker Vijaya Raj.
The police booked them under sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and 505 (1) (b) (with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public) and 505 (c) (with intent to incite, or which is likely to incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offense) of the Indian Penal Code.
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The police have registered 58 cases against people for their posts on social media+ about Jayalalithaa’s health condition. They have arrested eight people so far, the latest to be arrested being a 28-year-old shopkeeper in Tuticorin identified as Sagayam.