Mangaluru, April 10, 2020: Dakshina Kannada police have registered five cases against six persons for their alleged social media hate posts hurting the sentiments of a particular community.
The cases have been registered based on complaints on posts defaming a holy text relating it to COVID-19.
While three cases in Bantwal Town Police station have been registered against Santosh Gowda of Nandavara, a case has been registered in Dharmastala police station against Muralidhar and three others of Ujire. The four cases were registered on Monday. A case was registered in Bellare police station on April 4 against Kusumadhara.
All the five cases were registered under Sections 153 (A), 295 (A) and 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code.