Bantwal: Muhammad Naufal (24) from Parlia in Bantwal Muda village near here had been accused of uploading morphed, obscene pictures of Sadhvi Balika Saraswati into social media. In a complaint to the police here some time ago, Pradeep Ajjibettu had sought action against him.
It came to light that the accused was employed in a private firm in Dubai. Going after him, sub inspector Nandakumar contacted the Dubai authorities through diplomatic channels.
At the request of the government of India, the Dubai authorities are said to have arrested and handed him over to their Indian counterparts.
After taking custody of the accused, the police produced him in a JMFC court here on Saturday.
This proves the point that if the cybercell and the police go after the culprits with a single-minded mission, they can be arrested from any corner of the world, provided extradition agreement exists.
This case should serve as a warning to all those posting derogatory comments against others in the social media, said police sources.