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Man held for making unsavoury remarks against slain Niranjan

Tribute to Lt Col Niranjan Kumar

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, he was arrested from his house at Chemmankadavu in Malappuram district in the wee hours today, police said.

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