Mangaluru, Jun 18: Police in Mangaluru have registered a case against a non-Indian resident from coastal Karnataka who is currently staying in the middle east.
According to police, Basheer, the accused posted content derogating Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a 17th century king. Hailing from Adyar near Mangaluru, Basheer works at Dhahran in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia.
The police in Barke station have taken suo motu note of the content and registered a case under Sections 153(a) and 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code.
The police said that efforts are on to find those who had created the post. Those who have shared the derogatory content will also be booked on the charge of breach of peace.
The police have appealed to people not to circulate derogatory content on the social media as it will amount to an offence.