Tamil Nadu CM defamation case: Kishore K Swamy sent to judicial custody

22 November, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

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Kishore K Swamy was taken into jail by the Egmore Criminal Court after being detained for 'demeaning' Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin in a tweet.

Kishore K Swamy was taken into jail by the Egmore Criminal Court after being detained for ‘demeaning’ Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin in a tweet.

Swamy will be held in judicial detention until December 5. Kishore K Swamy was sentenced to Puzhal Prison in the Chennai district by the Court.

The social media commentator was arrested by Chennai City Police on suspicion of defaming Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin in a tweet.

Swamy was arrested in Pondicherry by the Central Crime Branch’s Cyber Crime Police for tweeting defamatory content about TN Chief Minister MK Stalin.

“Kishore K Swamy has been posting political comments on social media. Kishore K Swamy, who has a pro-BJP stance, has been consistently critical of the DMK and its supporting parties. Political critic Kishore K Swamy was arrested and jailed in June under the Gangster Act in 7 cases of defamatory comments against DMK’s former Chief Ministers and journalists,” police said.

Imran, the complainant, filed a complaint with the Central Crime Branch Cyber Crime Police, alleging that the tweet was intended to slander the Chief Minister.

In response to the complaint, the Central Crime Branch Cyber Crime Police lodged a case against Kishore K Swamy under four sections, including defamation and sedition, and summoned him to appear in court.

Kishore K Swamy, however, filed a petition before the Principal Sessions Court in Chennai, seeking anticipatory bail in the matter, despite failing to attend for the summons. During the hearing, the judge dismissed the petition.

Swamy was then brought before the Egmore court, where the accused was ordered held in judicial prison until December 5.