Fiery magazine editor arrested
Sources : Times News Network
Date of Publishing:04/07/2010
Location : Thiruvanantapuram
Thiruvananthapuram: In a move that has raised many eyebrows, the cyber cell of Kerala police on Saturday arrested the chief editor of the much popular ‘Crime’ magazine T P Nandakumar charging him with defaming an NRI through his portal crimenewsonline.com.
"He has been arrested on the basis of a complaint given by an NRI. It has been alleged that the portal accused the NRI of money swindling and running a sex racket. He is now in custody and searches are going on to retrieve evidence from the computer," DySP Cyber Cell Sukumara Pillai told TOI.
Asked if the police had verified the veracity of the claims made by the portal, he said some case would have been registered against the NRI in the state if there was any truth in the charge.
A fiery journalist, Nandakumar was an eye sore for politicians of all hues and many religious leaders because of his sensational stories. He was responsible for bringing to life the SNC Lavlin case allegedly involving CPM secretary Pinarayi Vijayan. It was on his PIL that the Kerala high court ordered a CBI probe in the case culminating in the agency chargesheeting Vijayan. His office was even ransacked soon after the magazine published stories of the scandal in 2001. Nandakumar’s case against this is currently pending before a court.
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