Mangaluru, Jan 18, 2018 : A Photojournalist of Kannada daily has been booked by the Bantwal Town Police on charges of making religiously provocative post on a WhatsApp group.
The complainant is Muneesh Ali, a Councillor of Bantwal. In his complaint, he had alleged that the WhatsApp post had targeted a particular religion. He had alleged that Islam was projected badly in a post in the WhatsApp Group titled "Media and Rai Sir" and brought in the fear of disturbing peace.
Though the police had been to the residence of the photojournalist following the FIR, he could not be traced. It is said the police had not buckled under pressure from the media in this regard and are firm in acting against the scribe for the offensive post.