Bengaluru: The Karnataka police have arrested a youth from Gangavathi town in Koppala district, Karnataka, on Monday for uploading an altered picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and posting it on Facebook. The police arrested Mohammed Maheboob after the local BJP unit lodged a complaint against him.
Maheboob posted a picture of Modi seeking the blessings of Akbaruddin Owaisi, brother of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Facebook on Sunday. He had used the picture of Modi seeking the blessings of senior BJP leader L K Advani and altered it in such a manner that it looked as if Modi was seeking the blessings of Owaisi.
This had led to unrest in Gangavathi after the picture became popular on Facebook. The BJP in its complaint alleged that Maheboob was responsible for it.