Oommen Chandy Passes Away Police Raids Malayalam Actor Vinayakan House Who Made Remarks

By Neha Bhardwaj July 23, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Vinayakan Remarks On Oommen Chandy: Police raided the house of Malayalam actor Vinayakan on Saturday (July 22) and seized his phone. This action has been taken in a case registered against Vinayak’s recent indecent remarks on the late former Chief Minister of Kerala, Oommen Chandy.

A team of policemen raided the award-winning actor’s apartment at Kaloor in the main city to collect evidence. A senior police officer said, “We raided his apartment and questioned him. His phone has also been seized.

Case registered in these sections
The actor was summoned to record his statement on Friday (July 21), but he did not turn up. The actor has been booked under Indian Penal Code section 153 (voluntarily provocation with intent to cause riot), section 297 (outraging the modesty of a person who is no longer alive) and section 120 (o) of the Kerala Police Act (harassing any person by any means of communication), the official said.

What comment did actor Vinayakan make?
In a video circulated on Facebook on Wednesday (July 19), the actor asked, “Who is this Oommen Chandy?” Why was a three-day mourning declared in the state on his death?” Vinayakan later removed the video from his Facebook account following social media outrage and widespread criticism from various quarters.

Condemning the indecent remarks against Chandy, the Congress on Thursday filed a police complaint against the actor and demanded action. However, the former chief minister’s son requested the authorities not to register a case against the actor over the remark.

Oommen Chandy, who was the Chief Minister of Kerala twice, was suffering from cancer and died on Tuesday (July 18) at a private hospital in Bengaluru. He was 79 years old.

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