A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly sharing defamatory content against AP CM N. Chandrababu Naidu, his son and cabinet minister Lokesh and actor-cum-MLA Balakrishna Nandamuri on social media.
The accused, Basavaraju, of Chittoor district, has reportedly been posting morphed pictures of the CM and his son for a long time on a Facebook page titled ‘YSRCP unofficial’. Afresh, he morphed pics of Chandrababu and Lokesh to portray as if they were being beaten up by women. He also posted objectionable photos trolling Balakrishna’s as well as the CM’s Nandyal by-poll campaign.
Responding to a complaint filed by a TDP leader, the police reportedly detained Basavaraju. A case under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 355 (criminal force with intent to dishonour person), 469 (forgery for purpose of harming reputation) of IPC have been filed against him.