Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

Kerala man arrested for seditious FB comment insulting Pathankot martyr Lt Col Niranjan

Lt Col Niranjan died while defusing an explosive amid the terror attack at the IAF base in Pathankot

niranjan kumar, lt col niranjan, NSG niranjan kumar, pathankot, pathankot terror attack, anwar sadhik, malappuram man facebook, malappuram man niranjan, kerala man sedition Lt Col Niranjan’s wife in Bengaluru on Monday. (Source: PTI)

A man in Malappuram district in Kerala was arrested under sedition charges for a derogatory Facebook comment on Lt Col E K Niranjan, who died in the terror attack at the Pathankot Air Force base, police said.

The post, which was written in Malayalam, can be translated as “One trouble is less now. Now his wife will get a job and money. Common people will get nothing. What a stinking democracy!”

“His Facebook post was seen as promoting enmity among people, insulting a martyr and undermining the Indian democracy. Anwar Sadhik was arrested last night and was charged under Section 124 B,” said Shah Jahan, SI at Chevayur police station where the complaint was registered.

Anwar was reportedly posing as a journalist working for the regional Madhyamam newspaper on Facebook. It was the newspaper that filed the complaint against Anwar as it feared the Facebook remark would tarnish the reputation of the newspaper. Police said the newspaper denied having any such employee.

Subscriber Only Stories
At the end of the Bharat Jodo Yatra
Why BharOS has Indian developers excited and sceptical: ‘More choice is g...
UPSC Essentials | Weekly news express with MCQs: Republic Day, India-Egyp...
As India prepares for centralised power market shift, EU moves a differen...

pathankot attack, pathankot attack probe, Niranjan Kumar, lt col niranjan kumar, Niranjan Kumar Family, Niranjan Kumar Funeral, Niranjan Kumar NSG Commander, martyr Nirajan Kumar, martyr Lt Col Niranjan Kumar, Niranjan Kumar death, Niranjan Kumar Dead

Anwar, 24, is a resident of Kodur in Malappuram district and is employed as a helper in a ration shop. If convicted, Anwar may face a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.

Lt Col Niranjan, who was laid to rest today at his native village of Elambulassery in Palakkad district, died while defusing an explosive from a terrorist’s body in Pathankot. Niranjan is part of the bomb detection squad at NSG and was posted in Delhi. He is survived by his wife Radhika and a two-year-old daughter. Tributes are pouring in for the young NSG martyr across social media platforms.

First published on: 05-01-2016 at 15:39 IST
Next Story

Shraddha Kapoor brings goodies from Bangkok for her ‘Rock On 2’ team

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments