MP, Mar 18: Two youths have been arrested by Madhya Pradesh police allegedly for sharing a morphed image of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
Youths identified as as Shaqir (22) and Wasim (20) were arrested after RSS and BJP workers registered complaint regarding the same. BJP workers alleged that duo had hurt sentiments of Hindus by their obnoxious act.
Speaking about the incident Antar Singh Kanesh who is additional SP of Bhikangaon town said that two men were arrested on March 16 for uploading the morphed picture of Bhagwat in a local social networking group.
Controversy took ugly turn after photo went viral on the social media. Antar Singh Kanesh further said that a case under Sections 67 of the IT Act and 505 (2) of IPC was registerd following after the strong objection of Hindu activists.
However, the accused claimed that they had received the photo from some other group and they just forwarded it further. Both Shaqir and Wasim were arrested and later sent to judicial custody till March 30.
Last year, the Supreme Court had termed Section 66A of the Information Technology Act 'unconstitutional'. In a landmark judgement upholding freedom of expression, the Supreme Court struck down a provision in the cyber law which provides power to arrest a person for posting allegedly "offensive" content on websites.
(With inputs from agency)