Bengaluru: Techie Arrested for Derogatory and Threatening Post against CM in Social Media

Bengaluru: Roshan (31), a resident of M S Nagar, has been arrested by the Vidhana Soudha police for a derogatory and threatening post against chief minister Siddaramaiah.


Roshan is a former employee of Bharat Electronics Limited, currently running an independent outfit called Launch Online Centre. He had posted the comment in response to the alleged incident of the CM having slapped the commissioner of Ballari civic body, which has been subsequently denied by both sides.

The incident was reported to have taken place during the opening ceremony of Valmiki Bhavan in Kaul Bazar in Ballari on Jan 16. Roshan posted his reaction on Jan 17. Although the police decline to reveal the contents of his post, informed sources said that the tweet read as follows:

‘Dear LTTE, ISIS, Al Qaeda, KKK or anyone listening. Please do us a favour and assassinate this b******’

Later reports said that Roshan has been let out on bail.

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  1. “Techie Arrested for Derogatory and Threatening Post against CM” – Report

    I guess the report is slightly misleading. Nobody should be arrested for derogatory remarks as it is protected under free speech. However, threat is not acceptable. In this case, this guy seems to have threatened CM’s life by asking terrorist outfits to assassinate him. I’m glad that Police took action. I don’t think this guy meant what he tweeted – He appears to be an ignoramus based on his tweet. However, threatening has to be dealt with zero tolerance.

  2. I guess the report is slightly misleading. Nobody should be arrested for derogatory remarks as it is protected under free speech. However, threat is not acceptable. -Atheist Mr.Original

    Sir,Only in PM Modi’s India ‘viral video’ uploader gets Z security under freedom of expression.Sangeet Som was one of the politicians who uploaded a fake video clip that provoked mobs in Muzaffarnagar district. The video, which the police have decried as a fake, showed a mob lynching two boys. And although, it has since been revealed video was clearly shot in Afghanistan or Pakistan, a large section of the population believed the incidents of the video had actually taken place in a village in Muzaffarnagar, which subsequently led to the deadly riots that killed 48 people.

    Every riot accused will be given security while the riot survivors will remain homeless. This is the acche din the BJP promised to people.

    “How can a person who plays with the feelings of a community, and thereby, creates communal tension, be provided with Z+ security?

    Mr.Original Som and suresh Rana are part of ‘Good governance’?

    Jai Hind

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