Cases have been registered against social activist 'Traffic' KR Ramaswamy and his aide Fathima for allegedly spreading rumours about the health status of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, police said on Saturday.
A police official said cases have been registered under various IPC sections including section 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot).
Police have already arrested eight persons on similar charges
Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai since September 22.
Police have warned of stern action against those spreading rumours on the chief minister's health and have already registered around 50 cases in this connection.