A 24-year-old man has been arrested for posting "abusive" comments against Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on social media platform Instagram, police said in Mangaluru on Sunday.
Prashant Poojary (24), of nearby Bantwal, was arrested on Saturday by Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths based on a suo motu complaint, they said.
The message containing "derogatory" comments against Mr Kumaraswamy was posted on Instagram in Tulu language, officials said.
Based on a communication sent to the Mangaluru East police station by Deputy Commissioner of Police Uma Prashant, a case was registered in this connection on Thursday.
Police said the post was worded in a way that it could hurt communal sentiments and disturb public order.
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Poojary was charged under section 153(A) of the IPC (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), they added.