Man arrested in Karnataka for using morphed picture of PM Narendra Modi on Facebook

Mehboob, from Gangavathi, had posted the morphed picture on his Facebook account on May 7.

Last Updated: May 17, 2016, 09:34 AM IST
Man arrested in Karnataka for using morphed picture of PM Narendra Modi on Facebook

Bengaluru: Posting a morphed picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Internet has proved costly for a 25-year-old youth from north Karnataka.

As per reports, Mohammed Mehboob, who works at a jewellery shop, has been arrested for the offence and booked under Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code.

Mehboob, from Gangavathi, had posted the morphed picture on his Facebook account on May 7.

Mehboob has been booked for promoting enmity between different religious groups.

In the morphed picture that he used, PM Modi is shown bowing to touch the feet of AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, the brother of Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, The Indian Express reported.

The action against the youth was taken on a complaint filed by BJP activists, who had noticed the picture posted on Facebook by Mehboob.

Mehboob has told police that he had received the picture from his friends and did not personally morph the photograph.