Chennai

BJP functionary held for hate campaign

The city police arrested a Bharatiya Janata Party functionary for launching a hate campaign on social media against a particular community.

Kalyanaraman, the functionary, was booked under Section 153 of the IPC (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and other provisions of the Indian Penal Code, based on a complaint lodged by Jahir Khan, State-organiser of the Indian National League.

The police also received a few other complaints against him for allegedly launching defamatory campaigns on social media.

He was arrested by the police on his arrival from Ahmedabad on Saturday.

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