Karnataka Police Arrests WhatsApp Group Admin For Allegedly Posting Morphed Photo Of PM Modi

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Updated on 5 Sep, 2017 at 2:45 pm

The administrator of a WhatsApp group was arrested by Karnataka police for posting a derogatory post about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to CNN-News 18, the arrested man is 30-year-old Krishna Sannathamma Naik, an auto rickshaw driver. He was arrested from Bhatkal in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district.

The report says that it is the first such arrest in Karnataka.


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A morphed photo of the Prime Minister had been allegedly posted to the group titled ‘The Balse Boys’.

But it was not Krishna who had posted the photo. Reports say that the man who allegedly did that was Ganesh Naik on April 14. Krishna is accused of adding Ganesh who is a “known offender” back to the WhatsApp group.

Krishna is a resident of Murudeshwar. Reports say that the police is looking for a third accused named Bala Krishna.


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The complaint was filed by one Anand Manjunath on April 15. (HT reports that the complainant is Anand Naik.)

Charges under sections 66 and 67 of the Information Technology Act have been filed. A court in Karwar granted bail to Krishna Naik on Tuesday.