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Kerala: Swami Himaval Bhadrananda held for FB posts

The 'swami' had posted contents that include videos of him abusing Muslims.

The police on Tuesday arrested self-proclaimed godman Swami Himaval Maheshwara Bhadrananda in Kochi, Kerala, for his Facebook posts that allegedly hurt religious sentiments.

The arrest took place when Bhadrananda was leaving the North Parur court after the trial in the case where he opened fire at Aluva police station in 2008.

“The swami had posted contents that include videos of him abusing Muslims. These posts were taken down later,” said north circle-inspector TB Vijayan.

After taking down the said posts, the ‘godman’ posted a series of contents against Hindu organisations as well.

He was arrested after the police registering a suo motu case against him. A team led by sub-inspector Vibin Das arrested the swami. He was presented in court and was sent to judicial custody.

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