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Maridhas was already in a sub-jail in Theni district as a court in Chennai remanded him on Monday until December 27 over a case where a private Tamil news channel filed a complaint for falsifying an e- email and claimed it was sent by the media. lodge.

Days after the Madras High Court overturned an FIR against YouTuber M Maridhas for his controversial tweets about the helicopter crash that killed Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, police in Tirunelveli district arrested him on Thursday in another case registered in April 2020.

Maridhas was already in a sub-jail in Theni district as a court in Chennai remanded him on Monday until December 27 over a case where a private Tamil news channel filed a complaint for falsifying an e- email and claimed it was sent by the media. lodge.

“Now we have learned of the offense for the case registered against him in 2020. We have arrested him and brought him before the magistrate of Tirunelveli and we have taken him back to Theni where he is staying for another case” , said NK Senthamaraikannan. , Commissioner of Police, Tirunelveli District. The Tirunelveli district magistrate published the case as of December 30.

This is a video that Maridhas had uploaded in which he allegedly blames Muslims and the Tablighi Jamaat congregation for the spread of Covid-19. After watching the broadcast online, a resident of Melapalayam of Tirunelveli, Mohamed Kader Meeran, filed a complaint against Maridhas. Police booked Maridhas under Sections 292(a), 295 A and 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code and 67 B(a) of the Information Technology Act 2000.

Maridhas, known for his fondness for right-wing ideologies, has been engulfed in controversies and enjoys the support of the BJP unit in Tamil Nadu, which blames the ruling DMK government for such arrests.

The party had welcomed the court quashing of the FIR which had sedition charges against Maridhas and party members were seen protesting his arrest in the case earlier in December.

Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai had reacted by saying they would continue to fight for all nationalist votes when they were removed. The party even met with Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi last week to submit a memorandum stating that there had been “an illegal police case against” 22 members of the BJP’s IT wing and “votes social media nationalists in Tamil Nadu on flimsy grounds”.

A day after the tragic crash, Maridhas tweeted in Tamil that Tamil Nadu under DMK rule was becoming another Kashmir. A member of the IT wing of DMK filed a lawsuit and the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on December 14 quashed the FIR stating that a ‘youtuber’ and any social media personality regularly commenting on the cases would also be entitled to the same rights that are granted to journalists and the media under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution and that Maridhas is entitled to the constitutionally guaranteed fundamental right to freedom of speech and ‘expression.

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