Bajrang Dal activist Bhuvith Shetty released on bail

Mangaluru: Bajrang Dal activist Bhuvith Shetty, arrested for posting an alleged threatening tweet against writer K S Bhagwan for his ‘derogatory’ remarks on the Bhagwad Gita, was on Tuesday released on bail by police after questioning.

Shetty was not produced before a magistrate as the case

registered against him was not a cognizable offence and released on bail, police said.

He was arrested yesterday for posting the ‘threat’ tweet against Bhagwan after the murder of former Kannada University Vice Chancellor M M Kalburgi in Dharwad on Sunday.

Bhagwan had drawn the wrath of right wing activists’ after he allegedly disparaged the Bhagwad Gita while speaking at a programme in Mysuru in February this year.

Shetty’s tweet targeting Bhagwan for making “fun” of Hinduism had gone viral after it was circulated through WhatsApp.

He, however, later deleted the post but screen shots of

the tweet had already been circulated.