A 70-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh was arrested in Chennai for allegedly making objectionable remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on YouTube, police said today.
Manmohan Mishra, a resident of Kohdaura village in Sureri police station area of Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district, was arrested on August 11 from Chennai’s BRD Nagar, said Jaunpur Superintendent of Police Ajay Sahni.
A case against Mr Mishra had been registered earlier after he allegedly made objectionable comments against the Prime Minister in the context of a possible third wave of COVID-19 and uploaded them on YouTube. His remarks had gone viral on other social media platforms as well, Mr Sahni said.
Mr Mishra was found to be a native of Kohdaura village and traced to Chennai from where he was brought to Jaunpur on transit remand and produced before a court which remanded him in judicial custody, he added.
The police officer said Mr Mishra is also a yoga enthusiast and promotes it on YouTube.