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Man held for using 'derogatory' language against Karnataka CM

File photo of former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah.

File photo of former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah.

The person reportedly tweeted in reaction to an incident where a video footage showed Karnataka Chief Minister ‘slapped’ Bellary Corporation Commissioner P G Ramesh.

Bengaluru: A person has been arrested on Friday for allegedly using "derogatory and threatening" language against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on a social media site, police said on Saturday.

The person is said to have tweeted in reaction to an incident where a video footage showed Siddaramaiah appearing to have slapped Bellary Corporation Commissioner P G Ramesh on January 16.

The alleged comment has now been deleted. Police said a case had been registered at Vidhana Soudha Police station.

Rejecting media reports, Siddaramaiah had said that he had not slapped any official and some electronic media were carrying out "false" propaganda against him.

Clarifying on his part, the official had also said that the Chief Minister was angry at the security staff and not at him.

first published:January 23, 2016, 22:45 IST