Mangalore, Sep 27, 2014: A person has been arrested from Bangalore for allegedly ridiculing Kudroli Shree Gokarnanatheshwara Temple on social media like WhatsApp and Facebook.
Shyamprasad Bhat (37) was arrested by the Bunder police from Judicial Layout, Bangalore.
It is alleged that he had circulated messages and a photograph on WhatsApp ridiculing the Temple and its managing trustee Janardhan Poojary for serving food to Muslims on the occasion of Eid two years ago, a gesture which he allegedly called a ’non-vegetarian party’, though only vegetarian food had been served. He also made defamatory remarks against Poojary while sharing the said picture, sources said.
The Temple committee had filed a complaint against him a month ago regarding the issue.
On receiving credible information about his whereabouts, the Bunder police went to Bangalore and arrested him from Judicial Layout.
He was brought to Mangalore on Friday September 26 and produced in court.
Shyamprasad is a software engineer working for a firm in Bangalore, sources said.
Futher investigations are on.