Man held for making unsavoury remarks against slain Niranjan

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016,16:39 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | A 24-year-old man was today arrested in Malappuram district for allegedly making unsavoury remarks on social media against Lt Colonel E K Niranjan, who was killed while defusing a grenade during the terror attack at Pathankot IAF base.

The man, identified as Anwar Sadhik, was arrested under IPC 124 (A) (sedition). Police said Sadhik, posing himself as a journalist attached to a regional daily, allegedly made derogatory remarks against Niranjan and his family in his Facebook post.

He was arrested based on a complaint by the management of the regional daily, whose name he used in the post. A casual labourer at a local shop was arrested from his house at Chemmankadavu in Malappuram district in the wee hours today, police said.