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India: Elderly woman activist arrested for questioning government on social media over inaction after deadly gas leak
Author: India.com, Published on: 19 May 2020
"Elderly Andhra Woman Arrested For Questioning Govt Over Vizag Gas Leak, Twitter Says ‘Democracy At Stake’", 20 May 2020
The Andhra Pradesh police on Monday arrested a 66-year-old woman for allegedly posing questions to the government on action taken after the gas leak in LG Polymers Plant in Visakhapatnam.
Ranganayaki Poonthota, in a Facebook post, raised 20 pertinent questions such as why there were no arrested in Vizag gas leak and why the government allowed the leftover styrene to be sent back to South Korea. She also raised several questions on the police's inability to collect fingerprints and whether the attendance of the plant staff was authenticated.
However, the CID charged Ranganayaki with defaming the government and creating fear among the people through her post...
Related companies: LG Chem