Man arrested for derogatory Facebook comment against Pathankot martyr Lt Col Niranjan

With whole nation uniting to pay tributes to the Pathankot martyrs, Kerala Police on Tuesday arrested a person for posting derogatory comment on Facebook against slain Lt Col Niranjan.


The 24-year-old Anwar was arrested by Malappuram district police from his house inKodur. He has booked on sedition charges (Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code).

According to a, Anwar’s commented, “One trouble less, now! His wife will be given financial aid and a job, common man gets nothing! What a stinking democracy!”

Anwar’s profile said he worked for a Malayalam newspaper Madhyamam. The police action was taken following a complaint by the newspaper management which claimed that Anwar Sadhik never worked for them.

Report says that Anwar works as a salesman in ration shop and he deliberately mentioned the newspapers’s name in his profile so that people take his comment seriously.

Lt. Col Nirajan, who was leading NSG’s elite bomb disposal squad, wad killed in Pathankot Air Force base terror attack.

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