The Cyber, economic and Narcotics (CEN)wing of the Belagavi police have arrested one person from Hindwadi over an alleged comment made by him on social media in August 2019.
A complaint was filed by ex corporator Bhairgowda Patil of Kanbargi with the CEN cell.
The CEN cell after the complaint reported the same to HQ of the social media and got the IP address of the commenter and then arrested him on Thursday.
Kiran Palkar has been arrested under the IT act for making comments on a story related to the smart city project published on august 3, 2019.
Kiran had commented that the Smart city project is a showoff and it fosters corruption and the politicians. The politicians want to develop themselves not the city. After this, he also allegedly made an abusive comment.
It looks like the abusive comment was the reason for filing this complaint.
The comment was deleted after a few hours but even then the Smart CEN wing managed to get the details from the social media site and arrested the commenter.
He is currently been sent to jail after he was produced before the court.