Udupi: Two arrested for uploading blasphemous post impersonating man in Saudi

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Udupi, Oct 17: Two persons from Moodbidri were arrested for impersonating Karkala native Harish Bangera on social media and posting blasphemous content, said Udupi police superintendent Vishnuvardhan.

Harish Bangera, who was working in Saudi Arabia, had been arrested late last year for posting blasphemous content on Facebook. He is yet to be released by the Saudi authorities. However, now with the fresh arrests indicating that he did not upload the content, his family hopes that Bangera may soon be released.

Addressing the reporters Vishnuvardhan said, "Abdul Huyez and Abdul Thuyez, brothers from Moodbidri allegedly created a fake account on Facebook in the name of Harish Bangera and posted inappropriate content, for which Harish Bangera was arrested by Saudi Arabia police," he said.

Both the culprits have been arrested by the Udupi police. A detailed case report has also been submitted to the police department. A chargesheet against the accused that was prepared about 10 days ago will be translated and submitted to the Saudi authorities through the ministry of external affairs and the Indian embassy in Saudi. "I am personally following the progress in the case. Soon Harish Bangera will be released from Saudi Arabia prison," he added.

Harish Bangera was arrested by Saudi Arabia police for allegedly sharing a blasphemous Facebook post on Mecca in December last year. He was employed as a technician in Saudi Arabia. Harish's employers too reportedly took action and terminated him from the job with immediate effect after the post went viral. However, claiming innocence and alleging conspiracy, Harish’s wife had submitted a complaint to Udupi cyber police station.

The police located the accused Huyez by tracing the phone that was used to create the fake Facebook account. The phone belonged to Thuyez and the fake account was created on December 19, 2019, and two days later, on December 21, the blasphemous post was uploaded by Huyez in Bangera's name. Soon after, Bangera was taken into custody by the Saudi police, and since then he has been languishing in the prison.




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  • Enormous, Dubai

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Interestingly while googling both these name have no other accounts other than in Indian news, are they existing? Or is it another fake news .

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  • Shaan, Ksa

    Sun, Feb 07 2021

    Karnataka police found culprits with their intelligence but Saudi police couldn't find with their advanced technology . This is really funny. Saudi government doesn't punish anyone without perfect evidence. Reality might be anything. But i personally feel like this 2 guys are been framed to save that guy from saudi government. If Mr.harish is innocent he would not asked apologies in social media and saudi Government would have definitely released him if it was not his mistake. However lets wait for the next updates. #real culprits should be punished

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  • Mohit, India

    Sun, Jul 18 2021

    Such laws must be abolished at once. The world is in 21st century, and not 7th century.

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  • Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi

    Wed, Aug 18 2021

    Nobody would dare to post anything wrong about the saudi king, that also when he is living in saudi arabia & earning a livelihood. I myself had worked in saudi for 3 yrs. would i dare to do anything foolish knowing saudi capital punishment. Mr shaan, just give it a thought.

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  • Jeeth, India

    Sun, Oct 18 2020

    Please hand the over to UP police... They will take care of it 😁..

    Very shameful hope they get the punishment they deserve.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Sun, Oct 18 2020

    No need to punish them in India.... Just handover them to Saudi....that's it...rest will follow automatically the way they deserve

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  • abdullah, kasargod

    Sun, Oct 18 2020

    In case these two guys are the real culprits, they should be handed over to Saudi Police. However, they should not be made Bali ka Bakra.

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 18 2020

    Where is the question of Bali ka bakra? Your hypocrisy seen when you have faith in other country police not Indian police or constitution. Its high tome to say' KAGAG DIKHAVO'

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  • Pari, Raj

    Sun, Oct 18 2020

    This must be Police conspiracy

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  • Richard, India

    Sun, Oct 18 2020

    Congratulations to Udupi Police. Just imagine the pain these two inflicted on an innocent man and his family . However it is yet to be seen if they will get any kind of punishment at all.

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Actually both these guys should be handed over to the Saudi police to be tried there. These two have insulted this own religion and God. And also should be tried according to Saudi law because that is what was being done to the poor man.

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  • Ajith Poojary, Kundapura

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    What the benifit they get by doing these kind of things.they are just spoiling his life.God will teach a perfect lesson to these culprits.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    This is below the belt fraud. Very bad. What devious pleasure did these guys get by doung such unthinkable thing. They should be given to saudi authorities, for insulting Prophet Mohammed and impersonating and hacking someone else's account.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    I sometimes fail to understand what these people get by doing such things.

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  • Rajesh D., Manglore, Dubai

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Kithna neeche thak thum log gir javoge ?  You guys crossed the limits. 

    Do not punish Innocent people, The Creator of Harish & you guys is the same Lord God Almighty

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Whoever plays such dirty tactics are to be punished .

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  • Concerned citizen, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 17 2020


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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Handover these two Dharmdrohis to KSA to release Harish.

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