IT graduate arrested for video threatening CM 

Vigneshwaran threatened to hack CM, SP and district Collector if they failed to stop illegal sand mining in Palar

Published: 17th August 2017 01:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2017 07:20 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

VELLORE: A  27-year-old Information Technology (IT) graduate was arrested for posting a self-made video on Facebook in which he allegedly threatened Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, the Collector and the Superintendent of Police, for the continued plunder of sand from Palar river.
The accused Vigneshwaran, a native of Thirumalaicheri village near Walajah, was booked under Section 67 of the Information Technology Act, and Sections 506 (1) and (2) (Criminal intimidation) and 294 (b) (abusing with foul language) of the Indian Penal Code.

Vigneshwaran is the son of a farmer who owns about 13 acres of land in Thirumalaicheri village.
On August 14th, Vigneshwaram posted a video on Facebook, alleging that the illegal sand mining in Palar river was done in connivance with the State government for the past 12 years.
He blamed Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami as the main reason for this, followed by the District Collector and Police Superintendent.

He further urged the authorities to understand the plight of farmers who were affected by the plunder. Vigneshwaran then threatened to hack Edappadi K Palaniswami, the Collector and the Superintendent of Police if they failed to act.

In the video, he later apologises for turning emotional, but starts a tirade again for failing to control illegal sand mining in the river.

The video went viral on several WhatsApp groups throughout the district on Tuesday and police registered a case and conducted an inquiry. He was arrested from Walajah on Tuesday evening. E Vijayakumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ranipet, said that police could not take his threats lightly.
“We have also asked Facebook to remove the video and delete his page,” the police official further added.

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