Youth held for bid to defame newspaper

Feroze, 31, hailing from Edava near Varkala, was arrested yesterday for allegedly misusing the SMS alert facility of 'Mid Day' newspaper in Bangalore where he worked earlier, by sending fake news through the facility.
Feroze sent fake news like "15 killed in blasts in Bangalore" using the password he had while he was working with the newspaper, the police said.
On the basis of a complaint from the newspaper management, the cyber police investigated the matter and traced the IP address to the personal computer used by Feroze.
Bangalore cyber cell DySP P Savitha and Thiruvananthapuram cyber cell SI N Biju questioned Feroze, who confessed to committing the crime, they said.
The Karnataka police will take him to Bangalore after obtaining a transit warrant from a court, sources said.

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