Hyderabad: A senior woman office-bearer of human rights body, People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) was arrested on Sunday for allegedly posting ‘objectionable’ comments on her Facebook account against Tamil Nadu Governor and a local Congress MLA, police said.
Jaya Vindhayala, the PUCL general secretary of Andhra Pradesh, was apprehended from Padmarao Nagar under section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act. She will be produced before Prakasam district magistrate at his residence, Superintendent of Police K Raghuram Reddy said.
"A case was booked on April 18 following complaint by the Chirala MLA Krishna Mohan and during the course of investigation it was found that Vindhayala (had) posted the ‘objectionable’ comments", Reddy said.
A request will also be forwarded to Facebook authorities seeking deletion of the content, he added.
Vindhayala had allegedly distributed pamphlets making objectionable allegations against K Rosaiah and Krishna Mohan earlier in Chirala town in Prakasam district before posting the comments online, police said.


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