Akshay Algudikar, a 20-year-old resident of Mahveer Nagar, Udyambag who is the admin of Whatsapp group named Star was arrested by the Belagavi police for spreading communally provocative messages.
Akshay has been charged under sections 292 (circulation of unlawful or obscene material), 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) and 34 (illegal act done by many with common intention) of IPC and section 67 (circulation of unlawful or obscene material) of Information Technology Act.
Akshay added two people to the said group who belonged to a neighboring country and they posted anti-national messages in the group. Which went viral and the two left the group. But the Admin of the group again added them to the group. Police also say he might have created fake profiles and posted messages.
Currently he has been arrested and produced in the court.