Central crime branch sleuths of Chennai city police have arrested two people including a software engineer for spreading rumours about health of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who has been in the hospital since September 22.
Following complaints from AIADMK IT wing secretary G Ramachandran and Rajakamal of Nungambakkam, Central Crime Branch (CCB) arrested two persons.
Sathish Sharma, one of the accused, has allegedly posted derogatory information on the Chief Minister’s health. He is a native of Devanamkurichi village in Namakkal District and works in a software company after completion of MCA. He allegedly shared false information through Facebook.
Following complaints from AIADMK IT wing secretary G. Ramachandran and Rajakamal of Nungambakkam, Central Crime Branch (CCB) arrested two persons.
Another accused, Madasamy, is an AC mechanic from Pandian Nagar in Madurai. He allegedly used a portal and uploaded a conversation purportedly by a staff of the hospital where the chief minister is undergoing treatment and spread it through different modes.
The AIADMK has urged twitter users to change the profile photo on their accounts to an image that declares “My CM is fine.” Spokespersons have repeatedly stressed that the Chief Minister is recovering well and taking important decisions while in hospital.
“All is well with Puratchi Thalaivi Amma. Click this link, change your profile pic & put a full stop to rumours,” said a Twitter post of the ruling party.
Police had earlier registered another case against Tamizachi, a woman residing in France, based on a complaint by the AIADMK IT secretary.
Ever since the chief minister was admitted to the hospital, the rumour mills are working overtime on social media, especially Whatsapp. Many messages are being forwarded about CM’s health.