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TN Police arrest DMK critic and social media activist Kishore Swamy

- November 21, 2022

Chennai, Nov 21 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu police on Monday early morning arrested Kishore K. Swamy, social media activist and DMK baiter for social media posts against the government on the Coimbatore Car blast in which a person, Jameesha Mubin was charred to death. He was arrested at Puducherry on Monday morning.

He had also criticized the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M.K. Stalin visiting the rain-affected areas of the state and the Chennai Cyber Crime division of Police registered a case for investigation. Police said that he had not appeared before it even after notices were sent to him on November 5,7, 9, and 14.

Kishore K. Swamy moved an anticipatory bail petition before the Principal sessions court, Madras. The public prosecutor argued that Kishore was a habitual offender and that he had seven pending cases against him.  The judge dismissed his anticipatory bail plea stating that granting bail to Kishore who has been summoned and not presented himself before the police would give a wrong precedent.

It may be noted that Kishore K Swamy was arrested earlier on June 14, 2021, for allegedly defaming DMK leaders, the late Annadurai and Karunanidhi, and Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin.

He was also slapped with Goonda Act and incarcerated in prison for six months. However, the Madras High Court quashed the Goonda Act against him in December 2021 and released him from prison.