Kozhikode police has arrested a writer and theatre activist Kamal C Chavara on sedition charges. The police has registered case on a complaint by Yuva Morcha which alleged that Chavara has insulted national anthem in a post on his Facebook timeline.
"We have not registered any case against the person. We have just detained him as the Karunagappally police informed our superiors that the accused person was staying in Kozhikode," a police official said.
Kamal was taken into custody when he was planning to approach the court seeking anticipatory bail.
However, Chavara's friends have claimed that the Facebook post was an excerpt from his novel "Smashanangalude Note Pustakam".