Industrialist held for ‘offensive’ tweet on Chidambaram's son

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Industrialist held for ‘offensive’ tweet on Chidambaram's son - The Times of India


S Ravi, 46, who runs a packaging unit at Sederapet Industrial Estate in Puducherry, in a tweet on October 19 alleged that Karti had "amassed" more wealth than Robert Vadra, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law.

In another tweet on the same day, he said "as a Tamilian" he felt "bad to have sent P Chidambaram to national politics". Ravi has been actively participating in events organized by the India Against Corruption (IAC) in Puducherry.


Police called Ravi for questioning on Tuesday morning and arrested him subsequently. He was produced before chief judicial magistrate Venkatakrishnan, who granted him bail. If convicted, Ravi faces imprisonment up to three years or a fine up to Rs 2 lakh or both.


What is the difference between India and some country led by some dictator. You cant even criticize someone
 

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TBH he did more than just criticize. He alleged Chidu's son of being involved in a criminal activity - corruption, and did so on a public forum. He could have been served a notice or sued for defamation even in a Western country.
 

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Strange kejriwal and his colleagues aren't given the same treatment ? prolly because they are in the same pond as the gov.
 

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Where does it say that he mentioned "Chidambaram cheated someone".

Amassed means "To gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit"

amassed - definition of amassed by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

For saying that can u arrest?

He clearly meant "amassed" beyond his known sources of income. Comparison was drawn to Robert Vadra who is also accused of amassing wealth courtesy his proximity to the ruling political party. I don't think you can use literal meaning as a defence when the real meaning is implicit.

The Police thought the act required arrest (which is debatable), but the magistrate thought otherwise and granted him bail.
 

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Oh darling! This is India.
 


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Strange kejriwal and his colleagues aren't given the same treatment ? prolly because they are in the same pond as the gov.

Defamation cases have been filed against Kejriwal by Salman Khurshid and Shiela Dixit.