P Chidambaram, Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Mathrubhumi, PTI
New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram harshly criticized the amendment made to Kerala Police Act to prevent cyber attack and the investigation against Ramesh Chennithala in bar bribery case.
Chidambaram also asked how CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury will defend such atrocious decisions. Chidambaram responded in this regard through his Twitter handle.
"Shocked by the law made by the LDF government of Kerala making a so-called ‘offensive’ post on social media punishable by 5 years in prison," Chidambaram tweeted.
"Also shocked by the attempt to implicate Mr Ramesh Chennithala, LOP, in a case where the investigation agency had filed a closure report FOUR times. How will my friend @SitaramYechury, GS, CPI(M), defend these atrocious decisions?" he said in another tweet.
There were allegations that the amendment made to the police act will adversely affect the freedom of expression and gives more power to the force. The governor signed the ordinance in this regard the other day after consulting legal experts.
The state government had granted permission to the Vigilance to initiate probe against opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala in connection with the allegations raised by bar owner Biju Ramesh. Chidamabaram was referring to these issues in his tweets.