FIR lodged against Tamil Nadu minister for threatening PM

In the complaint, Anbarasan, a prominent political figure and a minister in the Tamil Nadu Cabinet, is accused of openly threatening to harm the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

| Updated: 14 March, 2024 1:20 pm IST
FIR against Tamil Nadu minister T M Anbarasan

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have registered an FIR against Tamil Nadu minister T M Anbarasan for allegedly making threatening remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally.

According to a senior police official, the FIR was lodged at the Parliament Street Police Station. The complaint was filed by Satya Ranjan Swain, a Supreme Court advocate, leading to the initiation of the case. The FIR has been filed under sections 153, 268, 503, 505, and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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In the complaint, Anbarasan, a prominent political figure and a minister in the Tamil Nadu Cabinet, is accused of openly threatening to harm the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. The statement made by Anbarasan is not only alarming but also poses a significant risk to the safety and security of the Prime Minister. The complainant argues that such reckless and inflammatory remarks by a political leader have the potential to incite violence and destabilize the nation’s democracy.

The lawyer who filed the complaint highlighted a video circulating on social media in which Anbarasan addresses a procession, explicitly expressing intentions to harm the Prime Minister. The complainant draws attention to the historical context, specifically the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi during the DMK’s reign in Tamil Nadu, particularly during an election period.

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Given the seriousness of the situation, the complainant urges immediate legal action against Anbarasan and anyone else involved in sharing or endorsing the video on television or social media platforms. The case has drawn attention to the delicate balance between freedom of speech and responsible discourse, especially when it involves public figures and potential threats to national security. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation, and legal proceedings are underway.

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