Telangana man arrested for allegedly posting abusive comments against KCR and Kavitha
The Hyderabad police on Tuesday arrested 27-year-old Chirpa Naresh for posting abusive comments about Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his daughter Kavitha, who is the sitting MP from Nizamabad. He has also been accused of circulating morphed pictures of the Chief Minister and his family.
The arrest was made on Tuesday based on a complaint filed by G Srinivas Yadav, the state president of Telangana Rashtra Vidyarthi Bhagam, a youth wing of the TRS.
In his complaint, Srinivas stated that a few users were posting obscene and objectionable content on their Facebook profiles about the Chief Minister and his family.
The Cyber Crime division of the Hyderabad police registered a case under Section 67 of the Information Technology Act of 2000 (for promoting enmity between different groups) and Section 469 (forgery for purpose of harming the reputation) and Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC.
Chirpa Naresh works in the private sector and is a native of Nawabpet village in Mahboobnagar district.
This arrest comes a week after the Rachakonda cyber crime police arrested a 20-year-old undergraduate student Thangaram Naveen, for making a derogatory video of K Chandrasekhar Rao on the mobile app TikTok. He is a native of Tiruvuru in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
Thangaram Naveen was charged under Section 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) of the UPC and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act. The police also seized two smartphones from him. He was arrested based on a complaint by V Ram Narasimha Goud, president of the TRSB.
In November 2017, the Telangana police arrested two youths from Mandhapally village in Duggondi mandal of Warangal Rural District for allegedly abusing the Chief Minister in a video on Facebook. As the video began spreading on social media, a complaint was lodged by TRS Duggondi mandal president Akula Srinivas.