Man Arrested in TN for ‘Abusive’ Facebook Comment About PM Modi

A 28-year-old man from Tamil Nadu’s Srivilliputhur was arrested for allegedly posting “abusive” and “obscene” comments about Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook, police said.

Thirumurugan was arrested following a complaint by a local BJP functionary after he allegedly commented on a Facebook post that his friend had posted about Vijay-starrer Mersal.

According to the police, Thirumurugan allegedly made “abusive” and “obscene” remarks about the prime minister on the social media network. A case has been registered against him, the police said.

Mersal stirred controversy upon release for scenes in the movie, which mocked the BJP government’s implementation of GST, and the Digital India initiative. The government wanted them removed from the movie.