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Social Media activist Kishore K Swami arrested for defamatory content

Chennai, July 14(BPNS)

Popular Social media commentator and supporter of AIADMK and BJP in social media platforms, Kishore K Swamy was arrested by the Chennai city police on charges of circulating defamatory content against DMK leaders and former Chief ministers CN Annadurai and M Karunanidhi. He is also booked for using abusive and defamatory language in social media against the present Chief minister MK Stalin.

He was arrested twice earlier for posting derogatory content against women journalists and had posted obscenities against them on social media, mainly on Twitter. The social media activist during his two earlier arrests was released immediately.

Kishor K Swamy was arrested on Monday by the Sankar Nagar Police following a complaint by the DMK, IT  in charge of Kancheepuram district, Ravichandran which was lodged on June 10. The complainant in his petition before the Sankar Nagar police accused that the social media activist had used defamatory content against former Chief ministers and highly respected leaders of Tamil Nadu, Late CN Annadurai and M Karunanidhi. The petitioner also alleged that defamatory content was also used against the present Chief Minister, MK Stalin.

A senior police officer with the Chennai police while speaking to BPNS said, “ Kishore K Swamy was arrested under Sections -153, 505(1)(b) and Section 505(1)(c).

He was produced before the residence of a magistrate and she remanded Kishor K Swamy to judicial custody till June 28  and lodged in Chengalpettu sub-jail.