‘Political Punch’ Ravi Kiran Held In Vizag

Administrator of web page ‘Political Punch’ Ravi Kiran was arrested at Visakhapatnam on Tuesday under SC, ST Atrocities Act for posting a cartoon against TDP’s Dalit MLA Anita.

Visakhapatnam: The administrator of a Facebook page ‘Political Punch’, Inturi Ravi Kiran, was arrested by the city police on Tuesday for allegedly insulting Payakaraopeta MLA Vangalapudi Anitha by posting a comment on the page. He was remanded to custody.

The accused was booked under SC/ ST Atrocities Act and other Acts based on a complaint lodged by the MLA, Anitha, on April 19. Ravi Kiran was served with a notice on April 30 to appear before the police. Subsequently, he presented himself before the SC/ST Atrocities Cell of the police department on Tuesday where police arrested him.

He was charged with allegations punishable under section 6 of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986; section 67 of IT Act andvarious sections of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act) Amendment Act-2015.

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