He was looking at pictures of Melania Trump.

Ktaka minister caught watching porn likely to get a clean chit
news Controversy Friday, December 02, 2016 - 09:39

Weeks after a controversy over Karnataka’s Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait allegedly ‘caught watching porn’ at a public event in Raichur, it is being reported that the minister is likely to get a clean chit.

The Times of India reports that the crime branch investigation into the case has proved that the objectionable photos were sent to the minister on a WhatsApp group. The crime branch report is yet to be submitted to the state government, though Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the home department are believed to have been briefed on the matter.

According to the report, the photos were sent to Sait on a WhatsApp group by one of the members, who was not part of his contacts list.

“When the message popped up, Sait scrolled through for a few seconds, but didn't watch it,” a source told TOI.

On November 10, TV 9 Kannada, a Kannada news channel broke the story that the minister was watching obscene photos on his phone, while attending Tipu Jayanti celebrations in Raichur.

One could not ascertain the nature of the photos, as they were blurred. Tanveer Sait had then maintained that the pictures had popped up on a WhatsApp group, and went on to lodge police complaint against the reporter and the camera person of the said channel.

Another report published on November 16 in The Times of India had quoted a senior police official saying that the pictures belonged to Melania Trump's modeling days. 

Read: A Karnataka minister is in trouble for looking at Melania Trump's old modeling pics

After the BJP demanded Sait's resignation over the matter, CM subsequently ordered a crime branch enquiry. 

The BJP is reportedly set to take up the matter in the assembly on Friday.

 

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