Bhatkal: Anti-Modi MMS - AAP member released, all charges withdrawn


Yahya Hallare
Daijiworld Media Network - Bhatkal

Bhatkal, May 28: Waqas Barmavar, who was taken into custody by the Bangalore crime branch police for allegedly circulating an MMS that ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was released on Monday May 26 evening after police failed to find any evidence against him. All charges against him have been dropped.

Waqas (25), a member of Bhatkal unit of Aam Aadmi Party, along with four others from Bhatkal was detained by the Bangalore crime branch police on Saturday May 24 for circulating an MMS that showed Modi on a 'funeral pyre' with the caption 'Ab ki Baar Antim Sanskaar'. The message, which was doing the rounds in WhatsApp, was received by a Belgaum-based RSS activist who complained to the police.

While four were released after questioning, Waqas was arrested and handed over to Belgaum police for further investigation.

It is learnt that the Belgaum police found no substantial evidence against Waqas, and therefore dropped all charges against him. He was handed over to his family on Monday evening.

Meanwhile, Jayant Tinaikar, the RSS activist who filed the complaint, alleged that the police had acted under political pressure. Belgaum superintendent of police Chandragupta, however, asserted that Tinaikar had given the wrong mobile number while filing the complaint and that there was no evidence against Waqas

Chandragupta said that mobile phone records show that Waqas was just one of the many receivers of the anti-Modi MMS, and that it did not originate from his phone. He also said that Waqas was not arrested but picked for questioning.

Nevetheless, the police are continuing their investigation to find out the origin of the anti-Modi MMS. Cyber crime experts' teams have been formed to get to the root of the matter, sources said.

 

Bhatkal: Anti-Modi MMS - AAP member arrested, four youths detained by Bangalore police 

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  • Suleman Beary, Udupi

    Wed, May 28 2014

    India is transforming from Democracy to Monarchy after the introduction of IT act 66A.
    Might will take the advantage of law to curb freedom of expression.
    Police will take every effort to curb the poor to satisfy the boss.
    It is the tragedy of our nation without accountability like in USA.

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  • suvin, mangalore

    Wed, May 28 2014

    WHAT WE CAN EXCEPT FROM CONGRESS GOVT ALWAYS WORK FOR VOTE BANK

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  • Shivaprasad Shetty, Kateel, Mumbai

    Wed, May 28 2014

    Dramebaaz AK also came out from Jail by giving the bail amount it seems ... double standard people. Big Drama Company it is.

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  • vinayak prabhu, mangalore

    Wed, May 28 2014

    he tried to provoke people for violence..he should be put behind bars..why state government favouring??

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  • Arshad Kadli, Bhatkal / Al Khobar

    Wed, May 28 2014

    Daiji comments column has seen so many derogatory comments against Sonia, Modi, Rahul, Chidambaram, Deve Gowda, Yeddy,..etc.
    from readers in the past (but still within certain limit).
    The comments column of many national newspapers are spitting venom.
    Who will take action against them?

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  • Ramesh S, mangalore

    Wed, May 28 2014

    agree, particularly TIME OF INDIA not at all screening comments before publishing..


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  • Yusuf, ksa

    Wed, May 28 2014

    Let's thank daiji for publishing the clean chit report for the accused, else otherwise, most of the Indian media interested put headlines only the arrest and never ever bother to publish when the accused come out clean.

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  • Ravi B Shenava, Mangalore

    Wed, May 28 2014

    Punish blackmail King Jayant Tinaikar as per Law for plotting to harass innocent person and causing mental torture to the whole family of Waqas and bringing disrepute to them in the society.

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  • Krishna, Mangalore

    Wed, May 28 2014

    Fully agree with you . The only solution is to arrest and put JAYANT in jail for the rest of his life in JAIL, Then only other goondas will learn a lesson. Why the Police is showing partiality by not arresting Jayant ???????/

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  • m hussain, Qatar

    Wed, May 28 2014

    Politicians cartoon do appear in India and abroad . does it violated law

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  • Mallikarjuna , Belgaum

    Wed, May 28 2014

    Just see my comment of 26th May - wherein I had clearly mentioned that Police should not have taken action based on the complaint of Jayant Tinekar as he is not trustworthy. Now what I have said has come true.

    Besides as mentioned in this news, this Tinaikar is not an RSS member. RSS will not touch such a person even with a barge pole.

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  • R.Fernandes, Dubai

    Wed, May 28 2014

    One of the Indian engineer who wrote the hate message against Bush is still in jail in USA.
    Freedom of expression does not mean that you can write anything and everything.
    People who cross the boundary must be punished.

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  • Observer , Mangalore

    Wed, May 28 2014

    Richard Fernandes,
    who demarcates the boundary?

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  • R.Fernandes, Dubai

    Wed, May 28 2014

    Name you got it wrong. Try again.

    Definition of Freedom of expression:
    freedom of expression is a Right to express one's ideas and opinions freely through speech, writing, and other forms of communication but without deliberately causing harm to others' character and/or reputation by false or misleading statements. Freedom of press is part of freedom of expression.

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  • Ramesh S, mangalore

    Wed, May 28 2014

    ..Jossey, state Congress Govt (not central NDA) harassing innocents that also minorities..it is also outrageous to read that state police said 'picture abhi baaki hai mere dosth'..i dont know what state congress Govt has in their mind..Thinekar hates BJP,he filed several cases against BJP men..then he must in Congress camp..we have to organise a protest against George..please next time while voting Congress think twice..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 28 2014

    There were no problems when BJP was using "Ab ki Baar Antim Samskaar" against the CONGRESS.
    So why are they getting tickled now...

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Wed, May 28 2014

    First learn to understand the meaning of “Vyakthi & Vastu” but any how you have time to learn the meaning in 1,823 more days still!!!!

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  • jacintha, Middle East

    Wed, May 28 2014

    Tinaikar now can be booked under Defamation.
    Take precedence of Gadkari/Kejrival, and book the fellow.
    Precedent is already set and no one can deny that defamation is serious business now.
    Straighten the iron when it is hot.

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  • Jaycee, Mangalore

    Wed, May 28 2014

    You are absolutely right!! Why is the defamation law only for some people!!!

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  • Vijay, Mangalore

    Wed, May 28 2014

    idu siddaramaia ale...

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