A thirty-one-year-old Bengaluru-based techie was arrested by city police on Saturday evening as he had called out for Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s assassination on a Facebook post.
The man who went by the name, Roshan Blr on Facebook was arrested by Vidhana Soudha police under the sections of IPC for criminal intimidation and insulting with and intent to provoke breach of the peace.
In his post, which has now been deleted, Roshan wrote,"Dear LTTE, ISIS, Al Qaeda, KKK or anyone listening ..Please do us a favour and assassinate this bastard! Facebook". It was a caption for an article about CM Siddaramaiah slapping a senior government official, municipal Commissioner Ramesh, who allegedly stepped on chief minister's foot.
However, both Ramesh and chief minister denied the incident
Roshan has been released on bail, said a police official.