In India WhatsApp group admin arrested over 'offensive' content

The arrest comes on the back of a recent ruling in India that people who run accounts that see people share false or misleading information could be sent to prison.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

A WhatsApp group administrator in India has been arrested for allegedly circulating derogatory images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The 30-year-old man, Krishna Sannathamma Naik, from Murudeshwar area was reportedly arrested in the state of Karnataka, and later released on bail.

This comes on the back of a recent ruling in India that people who run accounts that see people share false or misleading information could be sent to prison.

READ ALSO: WhatsApp group admins can now be jailed over fake news

An Indian magistrate ruled that any information that is factually incorrect or misleading that is posted on Whatsapp and Facebook could result in a report by the police against the group administrator.

And barely a week after the new law, there has been an arrest.

play Prime Minister Narendra Modi

 

Police sources said a photograph of Modi was morphed "to look ugly and obscene" and was shared by a member of the 'The Balse Boys' group. But a complaint was lodged against the administrator.

Apart from Krishna Sannathamma Naik, another accused, named Ganesh Naik, was also arrested but was later released on bail.

A third accused, Balakrishna Naik, is reportedly on the run.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Love Gone Sour Woman sets boyfriend's house ablazebullet
2 Serves him Right 35-year-old Welder jailed 15 years for defiling...bullet
3 Confession This is the real story behind Atta Ayi's arrestbullet
4 Dr Thomas Anaba Former Director of Ridge Hospital drags govt to...bullet
5 Islamic Fasting Let Ramadan make a positive impact on you -...bullet
6 Salary raise Gov't increases monthly allowance of chiefs to...bullet
7 Nuclear Energy Ghana ready to follow strict rules - Atomic...bullet
8 Ramadan Nana Addo tells fasting Muslims to pray for Ghanabullet
9 2015 Murder Case Prisons Service ordered to produce...bullet
10 NCA Fraud Saga NCA scandal is the ‘highest form of...bullet

Top Videos

1 AMERI Power Plant AMERI lacks expertise in power projects – Philip Addisonbullet
2 Video Edward Gyampana is the teenage design genius who needs your helpbullet
3 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank than carbullet
4 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day - Asiedu...bullet
5 TRAGEDY Fire guts Coconut Grove Hotelbullet
6 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet
7 Watch Stop taking collection in churches -TB Joshua to Pastorsbullet
8 Trade Fair Fire Stay away from area around La gas station...bullet
9 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
10 Kwame Nkrumah Interchange Water leaks from hole in...bullet

News