YSR Congress party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's sister YS Sharmila was linked to Baahubali actor Prabhas in a social media post. Sharmila had filed a complaint with the Hyderabad Police in this regard
Hyderabad: Two youngsters have been arrested for allegedly posting objectionable content linking YSR Congress party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's sister YS Sharmila with Tollywood actor Prabhas on social media, police said on Sunday.
On January 14, Sharmila, in a complaint filed with the Hyderabad Police commissioner Anjani Kumar, sought action against those responsible for posting objectionable material against her.
The YSR Congress leader had alleged that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was behind spreading such rumours.
A case under the IT Act and IPC section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of woman) was registered against unknown persons, police said.
During the course of investigation, an MCA student from Guntur was arrested on Saturday and another youth from Mancherial district (of Telangana) was arrested on Sunday, additional deputy commissioner of police (Cyber Crimes) KCS Raghu Vir told PTI.
The senior police official said they suspect the role of more people and may make further arrests in this connection.
Somebody posted videos linking Sharmila with the actor online and the two youths, who are not connected, posted obscene comments.
The duo was tracked based on the IP address, police said.
Terming the incident as "character assassination", Jagan Reddy's sister alleged the TDP was spreading rumours against her.
"I have natural reasons to accuse the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) that they are behind this mud-slinging," Sharmila maintained.
However, condemning Sharmila's allegations, Andhra Pradesh women development minister Paritala Sunitha said the TDP has nothing to do with the social media posts and that the party will condemn such derogatory posts not only against Sharmila, but any woman.
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Last Updated 4, Feb 2019, 1:52 PM