Chennai: Popular social media commentator and BJP supporter Kishore K Swamy, who was arrested for posting defamatory contents against former Chief Ministers and DMK leaders C N Annadurai and M.Karunanidhi and present Chief Minister M.K.Stalin, was today detained under the Goondas Act.
On the orders of Chennai City Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal the memo, detaining him under the Goondas Act, was served on him at the Puzhal Central prison, where he has been lodged.
An acerbic critic of the ruling DMK and a supporter of both the AIADMK and the BJP on the social media, Kishore Swamy was arrested on June 14 from his residence by the Sankar Nagar Police following a complaint from DMK IT wing Coordinator Ravichandran for posting and circulating abusive, defamatory content against former Chief Ministers and present Chief Minister in his Twitter.
Acting on the complaint, police registered cases against Kishore Swamy under various sections of the IPC, including under Sec 153 (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 505(1)(b) (Causing fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the State or against the public tranquility) and 505(1)(c) (Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement or report containing rumour or alarming news with intent to create or promote, or which is likely to create or promote feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities).
He was produced before a Magistrate and remanded in judicial custody till June 28.
He was arrested for a second time for posting derogatory remarks against women journalists and later one more case was slapped against him on a complaint given by a woman actor and formally arrested in these cases also.