Man arrested for FB post depicting Modi bowing before Owaisi

Police arrested a man for posting a doctored image on Facebook, showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi bowing before a controversial Muslim leader

AFP May 18, 2016 16:14:24 IST
Man arrested for FB post depicting Modi bowing before Owaisi

Police on Tuesday said that they have arrested a man for posting a doctored image on Facebook, showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi bowing before a controversial Muslim leader.

Mohammed Mehboob, 25, was arrested on Sunday on charges of "promoting enmity between religious groups" after workers for Modi's party in Karnataka's Koppal district complained about the post.

Man arrested for FB post depicting Modi bowing before Owaisi

Representational image. Reuters.

"We acted on a complaint filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and arrested him," the investigating officer Kali Krishna told AFP.

The image showed Modi touching the feet of Akbaruddin Owaisi, a controversial Muslim legislator from Telangana, who has been prosecuted for making derogatory remarks about Modi in the past.

In March, police in central India arrested two Muslim men on charges of obscenity over a doctored image of RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat.

The image showed Bhagwat dressed in a tight pair of women's trousers and black high heels, an apparent reference to the group's decision to change their trademark khaki shorts for brown trousers.

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