Man held for tweeting threat to CM

Man held for tweeting threat to CM

The Vidhana Soudha police arrested one person on Saturday on charges of posting content threatening Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on his twitter handle. The suspect is Roshan, an employee of Bharat Electronics Limited.

“Roshan was arrested for threatening the chief minister. The police released him after he obtained bail,” DCP (Central) Sandeep Patil told Deccan Herald.

Patil refused to divulge the full content of the threat. Roshan had tweeted the threat a week ago. A case was registered after the Vidhana Soudha police were alerted about it. The police took the help of the Cyber Crime police, which led to Roshan’s arrest.

Roshan has been booked under Sections 503 (criminal intimidation) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) of IPC.

The tweet read: ‘Dear LTTE, ISIS, Al Qaeda, KKK or anyone listening. Please do us a favour and assassinate this *******’

Roshan had referred to the reported slapping of the City Corporation Commissioner P G Ramesh by the chief minister, during his visit to Ballari.

Meanwhile, Amrutesh, an advocate, filed a complaint with the Vidhana Soudha police on Saturday, seeking action against Siddaramaiah for slapping a government officer in full public view.

“Ramesh is a responsible government officer and the chief minister slapped him in full public view. Hence, action should be taken against him for his act,” the complaint said.

The police forwarded the complaint to the legal cell for further action.

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