Uttar Pradesh cops arrest 60-year-old from Tamil Nadu for PM posts | Varanasi News


VARANASI: Jaunpur police have arrested a 60-year-old man from Chennai for alleged objectionable remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues in handling the second wave of Covid-19 on social media. The accused was brought to Jaunpur and produced before a court on Monday and sent into two-day judicial custody on court’s order. He originally belonged to Jaunpur and had shifted to Chennai about three decades ago.
SP Jaunpur Ajay Sahani on Monday said, “The accused, Manmohan Mishra, 60, was arrested in Chennai for circulating video on various WhatsApp groups, making objectionable comments about the PM and his cabinet colleagues on the handling of the second wave of Covid-19.”
“After he was granted transit remand from a Chennai court, he was brought here and produced before a court and sent into two-day judicial custody on court’s order. This man in his viral videos on social media had also quoted unscientific information and comments on Covid-19 pandemic, increasing the possibility of creating panic among people,” he added.
“Taking note of Mishra’s video clips on social media, the Kotwali police had lodged an FIR against him under sections 505 (statements relating to public mischief) of IPC, IT Act and Epidemic Act. Later, we found his location in Chennai after which a police team was sent there to arrest him,” he added.
Police said, while making false claims on Covid-19, Mishra had also made objectionable remarks against Modi on social media, said police. During police investigation it came to light that Mishra of Jaunpur had settled in Chennai about 30 years ago and was currently living at Madhavaram in a Chennai suburb with his family.
Mishra worked as an agent to arrange PAN, Aadhaar and other government documents for people, especially from north India in Chennai to earn a livelihood.

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