Update: The Bantwal police have taken Bhuvith Shetty, who claimed to be responsible for the shoot out that killed renowned scholar Dr M M Kalburgi on August 30 at his residence, into their custody for questioning on August 31.
Mangaluru: Tasteless Tweets on Dr Kalburgi’s Killing – Bantwal Man Booked under Cyber Laws
Mangaluru: The DK police have said that a case against a man from Bantwal was being filed under the cyber laws for posting disparaging and incendiary comments on Twitter after the killing of author-researcher Dr M M Kalburgi in Dharwad on Sunday.
The superintendent of police had received a complaint from a Bantwal resident. On his instructions, the Bantwal police verified the posts and confirmed the matter back to the SP.
A national-level woman activist also complained to the SP in the matter. Bhuvith Shetty, claiming to be the co-convener of Bajrang Dal in Bantwal, is said to have posted at 10:41 am on Sunday that it was Bajrang Dal who had wanted to kill U R Ananthamoorty and had actually killed Prof M M Kalburgi. In the same tweet, he ominously warned that Prof K S Bhagwan would be next on the assassination list.
It may be recalled here that both URA and MMK were some time ago targeted by right-wing organizations for their views on certain beliefs.
The complainant said that the URL to the twitter profile might have been changed tohttps://twitter.com/
In another tweet earlier, Bhuvith reportedly claimed to have chopped off the hands of Muslim in retaliation for cattle-trafficking. Enquiries in Bantwal revealed that he is an alumnus of Shri Rama High School in Kalladka.