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You Tuber ‘PUBG’ Madhan booked under Goondas Act

Chennai, July 7(BPNS)

You Tuber Madhan Manickam better known as ‘PUBG’ Madhan who is a remand prisoner in Puzhal central jail, Chennai after being arrested by the Cyber wing of the Chennai police was booked under the Goondas Act. The police served the order at the Central Prison, Puzhal on Tuesday.

The Goondas Act foisted on Madhan will enable the authorities to keep him in prison for one year. He can file an appeal in court against this within three months of receiving the notice.

Madhan who is Civil engineering drop out had launched YouTube channels, ‘Toxic Madan 18+’ , ‘Madan’, ‘Richie Gaming’, ‘Madhan’ and ‘PUBG Madan girl fan’ and was uploading abusive content thus gaining huge popularity and thereby earning good money. Police arrested Madan after receiving complaints from several quarters from the residence of his relative at Dharmapuri, Salem on June 18, and is lodged in jail as a remand prisoner.

His wife Kruthika who was also arrested on June 16 from Salem for providing the voice-over in the YouTube channels is now released on bail. She has filed a complaint with the Greater Chennai City police against people who are spreading malicious information against her and Madhan. In the complaint, she said that four complaints were lodged against her husband but the media was portraying that there were more than 200 complaints against him. She also said that they were not having luxury cars as alleged but only an Audi 6 car.

Police had on June 16 registered a case against Madhan and Kruthika following a complaint from a Virduhanagar resident. They were charged under IPC Sections and under Information Technology Act as also under the Indecent Representation of Women Act.

A senior police officer who is investigating the case while speaking to BPNS said,” The content of most of his YouTube channels was beyond the level of morality and abusive which would definitely disturb the mental peace of children. He will have to respond in a court of law to the charges foisted against him including Goondas Act.”