A 20-year-old man has been arrested for sharing an alleged derogatory WhatsApp publish on Lord Ram in Devadurga taluk of Raichur district in Karnataka, only a week after violence broke out in Bengaluru over an inflammatory Fb publish towards Islam. The Bengaluru incident left three lifeless in police firing on the mob.
Because the Muslim man’s publish went viral, members of the Hindu teams had been seen agitating in entrance of the Devadurga police station. The police introduced the state of affairs underneath management by shifting rapidly.
Chatting with HT on telephone, an officer on the Devadurga police station stated: “We’ve arrested a 20-year-old youth. On his WhatsApp standing, he appears to have posted derogatory feedback about Lord Ram. We’re investigating the matter.”
The person was produced earlier than the Justice of the Peace within the early hours of Thursday and has been remanded in judicial custody until September 3.
The immediate intervention by the police and the arrest of the younger man led to the group gathered in entrance of the police station to disperse peacefully late final evening. Devadurga police stated that the state of affairs was at current peaceable and absolutely underneath management.
The person has been arrested and charged underneath numerous IPC sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace), 505 (intent to incite), 506 (legal intimidation) and 205 (false personation).