Man arrested for posting ‘abusive’ comments against Karnataka chief minister Kumaraswamy on Instagram

Prashant Poojary (24), of Bantwal, was arrested by Central Crime Branch sleuths based on a suo motu complaint. The message containing “derogatory” comments against Kumaraswamy was posted on Instagram in Tulu language, officials said.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2018 18:47 IST
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Police said the post against Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy (pictured) was worded in a way that it could hurt communal sentiments and disturb public order.(HT/File Photo)

A 24-year-old man has been arrested for posting “abusive” comments against Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on social media platform Instagram, police said in Mangaluru on Sunday.

Prashant Poojary (24), of nearby Bantwal, was arrested on Saturday by Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths based on a suo motu complaint, they said.

The message containing “derogatory” comments against Kumaraswamy was posted on Instagram in Tulu language, officials said.

Based on a communication sent to Mangaluru East police station by deputy commissioner of police Uma Prashant, a case was registered in this connection on Thursday.

Police said the post was worded in a way that it could hurt communal sentiments and disturb public order.

Poojary was charged under section 153(A) of IPC (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), they added.

First Published: Aug 05, 2018 18:47 IST