A 19-year-old fan of Vijay, Thirumurugan, was arrested yesterday in Srivilliputhur for his abusive comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook, according to a report in Deccan Chronicle.
The student had allegedly made an inappropriate comment about the prime minister on Facebook messenger during a chat with a BJP functionary. Thirumurugan was arrested based on a complaint by Marimuthu, Virudhunagar BJP secretary. According to the report, Thirumurugan reacted in an abusive manner to a meme on the controversial GST dialogue in Mersal, sent by Marimuthu. Later, Marimuthu lodged a police complaint against Thirumurugan.
Police booked Thirumurugan under Section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) and remanded him to judicial custody after producing him in the magistrate court in Srivilliputhur.