Bengaluru: A Mysore University professor, who had in the past made insulting remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, has been arrested and jailed.
The action was taken against the journalism professor for making insulting remarks against Lord Rama this time.
Professor BP Mahesh Guru had allegedly insulted Lord Rama during a conference in January last year and a case was filed against him.
When he appeared in a court in Bengaluru on June 17 for hearing on the case, the police arrested the professor.
On Monday, the court turned down Guru’s bail plea.
Guru is also facing another case registered against him by the Akhila Karnataka Dr Ambedkar Prachara Samiti over his remarks against PM Modi and Irani, the Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday.
As per reports, Guru had described Irani as a “third-rate actress unworthy of being the HRD minister”.
The Mysore University is considering taking action against Guru.