An admin of a Whatsapp group and a member of that group we Arrested in Uttar Kannada for circulating an offensive message with a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Balakrishna Naik, the member of that group is an employee in a shop. Though he was granted bail on Friday, admin of the group, businessman Krishna Sannathamma Naik, remains in judicial custody.
Krishna has created this group with a name Blase Boys, with nearly 40 members. The members are residents of Doddabasle area in Uttar Kannada district. Police has said that they arrested Krishna on Saturday. They also added that two group members, identified as sculptor Ganesh Naik and Balakrishna, have circulated the message in the group.
It seems a photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was morphed and the picture was circulated in the group. This has been complained by Anand Manjunath Naik, another member of this Whatsapp group. Hence the police has registered a case under the IT Act and Balakrishna, who posted the message in the group was arrested first. He was produced in court on Friday and given bail.
Following this, Krishna was arrested by the Police on Saturday and was produced in court. He has been asked to be remanded in judicial custody. Investigation is going on if the accused persons had created the picture of Modi themselves or forwarded the message in the group.