Mangaluru, June 01 2018: Mangaluru City police have arrested two persons for allegedly circulating a series of old and misleading videos and images claiming that some churches in Mangaluru region have been attacked by right-wingers.
The arrested are Sunil Veigas, 34, and Sachith PP, 23, residents of Kabbina Sethuve in NR Pura taluk in Chikkamagaluru. According to police, they have booked a suo motu case considering how fake news could create law and order problem in the region. The duo was arrested on Wednesday and produced before a court.
Hours after BJP won seven out of eight constituencies in Dakshina Kannada and all the five in Udupi, Sunil and Sachith allegedly circulated the videos of church attacksin Mangaluru that had taken place in September 2008. Social media posts claimed that BJP and Sangh Parivar activists attacked a church which was close to a counting centre on the counting day. The posts said that during victory celebration of the party, the workers tried to plant their flags near crucifix.