An MBA student was arrested by Bangalore’s Central Crime Branch on Saturday for circulating offensive message against PM-elect Narendra Modi on WhatsApp, reports said on Monday.
The student named Sayed Waqas (24), came to Bangalore for internship, studies in an MBA college in Karnataka’s Bhatkal.
Waqas was reportedly detained along with his four roommates who stayed at a rented accommodation in Vasanthnagar after Belgaum police traced the mobile number to his residence and briefed Bangalore’s Central Crime Branch.
The four roommates were freed on Sunday but Waqas was arrested under IT Act.
The complaint in this regard was filed with Belgaum police by an RTI activist Jayant Mukund Tinaikar, who said that he had received the message on May 16, said reports.
The incident comes few days after a man from Goa was booked for posting a derogatory message against Narendra Modi on Facebook.