Police nab two more for spreading rumours on Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s health

Police have warned of stern action against those spreading rumours on the health of Jayalalitha, who is undergoing treatment at a corporate hospital

By: PTI | Chennai | Published:October 13, 2016 3:43 pm
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Two persons, who allegedly circulated rumours on social networking sites on the health status of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, have been arrested, police said on Thursday. Police have warned of stern action against those spreading rumours on the health of Jayalalitha, who is undergoing treatment at a corporate hospital, and have registered 43 cases so far.

Already, two persons have been arrested for spreading such rumours. 28-year-old, Mani Selvam, a bank employee, hailing from Ottapidaram Taluk, Tuticorin and 42-year-old Bala Sundaram hailing from Pammal, Chennai, were the latest to be arrested by the Central Crime Branch police, an official press release said.

Soon after Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals on September 22 after she complained of fever and dehydration, rumours were going on about her health on social networking sites including Facebook and WhatsApp.

To end such rumours, the police have formed a team comprising private cyber experts to keep a watch on those who spread false information about the health and warned of strong action against those involved in such acts.

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    anon
    Oct 13, 2016 at 11:16 pm
    This is police action at its worst. That is why no respect for the police pan india - as they are stooges of the politicians.
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      sarjit singh
      Oct 13, 2016 at 5:08 pm
      What is the true information about her health? Is it a crime if some one speculates about her health. It is more than three weeks since she has been in hospital?
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        NArayan
        Oct 13, 2016 at 1:34 pm
        thot arun jaitly and amit shah were arrested...
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          NArayan
          Oct 13, 2016 at 1:34 pm
          thot arun jaitly and amit shah were arrested...
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            Ashok Mazumdar
            Oct 13, 2016 at 2:59 pm
            There are 0000's out side Tamil Nadi, what can her police do
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              master
              Oct 13, 2016 at 2:41 pm
              when will this drama end?
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                NAGU
                Oct 13, 2016 at 2:52 pm
                Already JAYA has filed Defamation cases agnst public on thousands spending Govt money or TAX PAYERS money for which even Supreme Court has critisized, this is another DRAMA enacted by JAYA Naagu
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                  Ramakrishna Tumuluri
                  Oct 13, 2016 at 3:10 pm
                  OR COULD IT BE THAT SHE IS FAKING ILLNESS TO BUY TIME FROM SUPREME COURT== CASES IN WHICH SHE IS EMBROILED FOR CORRUPTION
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                    Ramakrishna Tumuluri
                    Oct 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm
                    RUMOR OR NO RUMOR THE STATE HAS RIGHT AND NEED FOR HEALTHY FUNCTIONING CHIEF MINISTER ----WE ARE A DEMOCRACY AND THERE IS NO DEARTH OF LEADERS TO REPLACE
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