Man Arrested in Puducherry for Social Media message offering to kill PM

Man arrested in puducherry for social media message offering to
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A 43-year old man has been arrested near here on the charge of posting a message on Facebook offering to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi if anyone paid Rs five crore, police said on Friday. The man, a resident of neighboring Aryankuppam village, was arrested on Thursday and produced before a local court which remanded him to judicial custody, they said, identifying him as Sathyanandam, a real estate businessman.

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He was booked under Indian Penal Code sections 505 (1) and 505 (2) for making statements conducing to public mischief and statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred, or ill-will between classes.

Police said the accused had posted a message stating that he was “ready to kill” the Prime Minister and wanted to know who would be ready to give him Rs 5 crore for it. A car driver noticed the message on Thursday and informed the police who traced the Facebook account of the man and arrested him.

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