In India WhatsApp group admin arrested over 'offensive' content

The arrest comes on the back of a recent ruling in India that people who run accounts that see people share false or misleading information could be sent to prison.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

A WhatsApp group administrator in India has been arrested for allegedly circulating derogatory images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The 30-year-old man, Krishna Sannathamma Naik, from Murudeshwar area was reportedly arrested in the state of Karnataka, and later released on bail.

This comes on the back of a recent ruling in India that people who run accounts that see people share false or misleading information could be sent to prison.

READ ALSO: WhatsApp group admins can now be jailed over fake news

An Indian magistrate ruled that any information that is factually incorrect or misleading that is posted on Whatsapp and Facebook could result in a report by the police against the group administrator.

And barely a week after the new law, there has been an arrest.

play Prime Minister Narendra Modi


Police sources said a photograph of Modi was morphed "to look ugly and obscene" and was shared by a member of the 'The Balse Boys' group. But a complaint was lodged against the administrator.

Apart from Krishna Sannathamma Naik, another accused, named Ganesh Naik, was also arrested but was later released on bail.

A third accused, Balakrishna Naik, is reportedly on the run.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233547385856, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email:

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Pulse Review A dose of Charlotte Osei and Nana Addo’s 6 months of “nothing”bullet
2 Diplomatic Ties Ghana's new ambassador to US meets Trumpbullet
3 Confusion at EC Amadu Sulley accused of ‘illegally’ taking GHC6m...bullet
4 Confusion at EC EC chair accuses her deputy of signing illegal...bullet
5 Western Region Soldier arrested for blackmailing lover with nude...bullet
6 Charlotte Osei EC boss is lying against me - Amadu Sulleybullet
7 EC Confusion Majority Leader reveals petition to remove EC...bullet
8 Ashanti Region 4 killed in galamsey pit collapsebullet
9 Ghana Armed Forces GAF announces date for 2017/18...bullet
10 NPP Government Using repealed law, Akufo-Addo appoints...bullet

Top Videos

1 WATCH Kennedy Agyapong dances wildly to hip hop song in hilarious videobullet
2 Prophecy Hundreds will die in floods in 2017 – Prophet revealsbullet
3 Watch Adwoa Safo claims credit for Mahama's projectbullet
4 Capt. Mahama's Death The account of this 10-year-old will leave...bullet
5 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day - Asiedu...bullet
6 Lynched Soldier Residents of Denkyira-Obuasi mourn Maj. Mahamabullet
7 Lynched Soldier Listen to the man who hit Capt. Mahama's...bullet
8 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet
9 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa...bullet
10 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think...bullet