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22-year-old man arrested for social media post against Manipur CM, BJP

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Imphal, Nov 8 (PTI): A 22-year-old man was arrested in Manipur for allegedly making derogatory remarks against chief minister N Biren Singh and the BJP on Facebook, police said on Tuesday.

Laishram Malemnganba was arrested on Monday from his house in Waiton in Imphal East district on the basis of a complaint lodged by state BJYM president Manoharmayum Barish Sharma, they said.

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Sharma alleged that the comment put the BJP in the wrong light for being ‘Hindu-centric’, and it hurt the BJP functionaries.

“Being a Hindu, the comment immensely hurt my religious feelings,” the BJYM leader claimed.

The police filed a case against the accused under different sections of the IPC, including 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs), 298 (uttering words etc with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings) and 500 (punishment for defamation).

An investigation is underway, police said.

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