Admin of Insta page 'revanth_sainyam_telangana' booked over morphed KCR photo

KCR’s face was morphed into the image of a poor farmer holding a patta passbook. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi IT cell handler Achyut had filed a complaint against the Instagram page.

By Sumit Jha  Published on  13 Jun 2021 11:52 AM GMT
Admin of Insta page revanth_sainyam_telangana booked over morphed KCR photo

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad cyber crime police have registered a case against the admin of the Instagram page 'revanth_sainyam_telangana' for posting a morphed image of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

KCR's face was morphed into the image of a poor farmer holding a patta passbook. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi IT cell handler Achyut had filed a complaint against the Instagram page.

"We have booked a case under Section 469 of the IT Act( forgery, intending that the document or electronic record forged shall harm the reputation of any party, or knowing that it is likely to be used for that purpose). Notice has been sent to Instagram and we are waiting for details from them. Accordingly, we will call the person for inquiry," said K.V.M Prasad, the ACP of cybercrime

Speaking to NewsMeter, the admin of the page said he had shared the photograph that was already circulating on social media. "Earlier, one of the leading newspaper in Telangana had shared a morphed image of former health minister and TRS leader Eatala Rajender to look like a poor farmer holding the patta passbook. The same image has been again morphed by someone with KCR's face and later shared on social media. I took the same from social media and shared it on my page which went viral," said Vamsidhar Reddy, the admin of 'revanth_sainyam_telangana'.

He added that the page is dedicated to Congress MP A. Revanth Reddy and has been sharing posts about his work as well as problems faced by the general public. "TRS party members did not like the post related to KCR and that's why I am being booked," said Vamsidhar.

He said that he did not get a call or summon from the police. "I got to know about this from a news channel after it broke the news on Saturday," added Vamsidhar.

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