Two Arrested for Spreading Inciting Messages Related to COVID-19 Pandemic
Mangaluru: Two persons have been arrested for spreading inciting messages related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, here on April 14.
The arrested have been identified as Muhammed Ilyas and Abdul Basheer. Both are connected to a Facebook page Mikalto Bisaya.
The duo through the Facebook page Mikalto Bisaya were spreading misinformation and posting venomous as well as inflammatory contents against the government functionaries of India including the Prime Minister and Home minister.
During the preliminary investigations, the accused have confessed their affiliation with PFI and SDPI. The accused have given details of a broader network working behind the scene. The cybercrime team is tracking all the culprits and a few among the group are sitting across the borders.
Stringent legal action will be taken against the culprits. They have been charged under provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, Sec 67 Information Technology Act, Sec 54 Disaster Management Act 2005, & Sec 188, 153 and 505 IPC.