Man Arrested For Social Media Message Offering To Kill Modi

The man, a resident of neighbouring Aryankuppam village, was arrested on Thursday and produced before a local court which remanded him to judicial custody

Puducherry: A 43-year old man has been arrested near here on the charge of posting a social media message in Facebook offering to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi if anyone paid Rs five crore, police said on Friday.

The man, a resident of neighbouring Aryankuppam village, was arrested on Thursday and produced before a local court which remanded him to judicial custody, they said, identifying him as Sathyanandam, a real estate businessman.

He was booked under Indian Penal Code sections 505 (1) and 505 (2) for making statement conducing to public mischief and statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill- will between classes.

Police said the accused had posted a message stating that he was “ready to kill” the Prime Minister and wanted to know who would be ready to give him Rs 5 crore for it.

A car driver noticed the message on Thursday and informed the police who traced the Facebook account of the man and arrested him.

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