The special cell of East Khasi Hills Police with the help of West Jaintia Police on Saturday arrested a 38-year-old man for making a derogatory comment against the East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner on Facebook.

The police took a suo moto case after the derogatory comment on the Facebook went viral on all social media platforms.

Informing about the arrest, East Khasi Hills superintendent of police Sylvester Nongtnger on Saturday stated, “One person by the profile name Donlad Shylla, 38 yrs, had recently put up a derogatory comment against the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills on Facebook which has gone viral on all social media platforms.”

IPS officer Nongtnger said regarding the Facebook post, a suo moto case was taken up vide Shillong Sadar Police Station case no. 161(06)2021 U/S 354A (1)(iv)/509 IPC R/w 51(b) DM Act 2005 and the case was registered on June 17, 2021.

Accordingly, the cyber cell of the East Khasi Police was engaged to track the culprit involved in the case.

The East Khasi Hills Police chief said the special cell of East Khasi Hills with the assistance of West Jaintia Hills Police nabbed Donlad Shylla at Nongjngi village in West Jaintia Hills on Saturday.

“He will be produced in court and further investigation is being made to ensure that the case reaches its logical conclusion,” East Khasi Hills superintendent of police Nongtnger added.

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