Mangaluru, Aug 14: The city police have booked fresh case after the screenshot of a deleted derogatory Facebook post resurfaced on social media.
The development comes within days after a separate defamatory social media post triggered a massive violence in Bengaluru.
A case had been registered in connection with the defamatory post in 2018 at the cyber, economic offences and narcotics (CEN) police station, but the investigation reached a dead end.
Mangaluru city police commissioner Vikash Kumar Vikash confirmed that a case had been booked two years ago. “No link to this post exists on Facebook now. But, based on a complaint, we have registered a fresh case at the CEN station. Such posts must not be circulated at all. People with any information about those circulating the post must immediately contact police,” he said.
The commissioner said that they were in the earnest in hunting down the culprits who were spreading rumours. “We would not have registered a fresh case otherwise,” said Vikash, warning of police initiating stringent action against those indulging in the circulation of such inflammatory messages.