Udupi, Nov 24, 2015: Following a threat and derogatory remarks made against Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Mutt on the social media platform Facebook, a case was registered at the Udupi Town Police Station here on Nov 23,Monday.
A complaint was lodged by Ratna Kumar, General Secretary of the Paryayotsava Swagata Samiti, at the police station. According to the police, a group of persons had posted a message on Facebook stating that the Babri mosque would be built at Ayodhya, the day the Pejawar seer died. The post also had derogatory and defamatory remarks against the seer. Based on the complaint, the case was registered under Sections 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code. Investigation is on, the police said.
Superintendent of Police K. Annamalai said that the district police would seek the help of Cyber Crime Division of Bengaluru in the case. The posting on the Facebook comes after comments made by the Pejawar seer in favour of the demolition of the Babri mosque at a condolence meeting held to mourn the death of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Ashok Singhal here on November 22. Earlier, a delegation of the samiti met Mr. Annamalai and submitted a memorandum, urging him to take legal action against social media platforms or persons who were posting such messages. Raghavendra Acharya, working president of the samiti, and Raghuram Acharya, Dewan of Pejawar Mutt, were present.