Bangalore right wing activist arrested for derogatory remarks on FB

PTI
Published Aug 4, 2014, 1:56 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 2:51 pm IST
V R Bhat was arrested on Saturday and may be booked under Goonda Act
Picture used for representational purpose. (Photo: DC/File)
 Picture used for representational purpose. (Photo: DC/File)
Bangalore: A right-wing activist has been arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women and a community in his Facebook posts.
 
V R Bhat was arrested on Saturday and police are now considering invoking the stringent Goonda Act against him. "We are examining the possibility of booking V R Bhat, the accused who launched verbal attacks on women and posted inflammatory remarks against a minority community on Facebook under the Goonda Act," Additional Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar told PTI here.
 
In a complaint filed with Chandra Layout Police Station, the woman alleged that Bhat, in his reply to her Facebook post, had made the objectionable remarks, according to Bangalore Police Commissioner M N Reddi. A second complaint, filed by journalist Gauri Lankesh at the Basvangudi police station on August 2, pertains to alleged inflammatory remarks against minority community made by Bhat.
 
The police have registered a case under section 66 (A) (objectionable comments) of IT Act, besides sections 504 (intentional insult to create breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 109 (abetment) and 354 (A) of IPC, Reddi said.
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