Piyush Manush and Mansoor Khan arrested for speech made 40 days ago: Details of FIR

 

A day after environmental activist Piyush Manush was arrested in Salem, TNM has accessed a copy of the First Information Report (FIR) filed against him.The document reveals that both Piyush and actor Mansoor Ali Khan have been put behind bars on a complaint that statements made by them would incite violence in the local community.As per the complaint filed by the Village Administrative Officer Maari Veerasami of Thumbipadi village, Mansoor and Piyush spoke to people in his village on May 3. However, the complaint was filed more than a month later on June 16.Maari says that he had gone to visit another officer by the name of Arul Mozhi when he noticed a group gathered near the the Mariamman temple in the Thumbipadi village.“That day a few people whose names were unknown to me were standing near the Mariamman temple near Thumbipadi.