Chennai Police today arrested two persons for spreading rumours about Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's health. The two men were arrested by Tamil Nadu Police, Cyber Crime division for spreading false news about the chief minister's health on Social Media. The accused have been identified as Satish Kumar, an IT professional from Tiruchengode and Madasami, who has completed ITI in AC mechanicals from Madurai.
Satish Kumar, an MCA, is working in a private institution. Madasami was running a social media page called 'Tamilentertainment.co.in'. Madadasami reportedly shared baseless rumours about Jayalalithaa's health.They were brought to Chennai and have been placed under judicial custody. So far, 43 more cases have been filed in Chennai Central Crime Bureau for spreading rumours about chief minister's health in social platforms.
Police have also informed the public that it is a crime to create or share such false news and that they could be charged with seven years of imprisonment. Earlier an NRI was booked for spreading rumours about the chief minister. Tamilachi, currently residing in France, on 29th September posted that Jayalalithaa had passed away under mysterious circumstances.
The Tamil Nadu CM was admitted to the hospital on September 22. Speculations have been doing the round ever since about her deteriorating health. The clamour for naming an interim chief minister too has gained momentum.