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Police say Karnataka minister was looking at Melania Trump’s pictures, not watching porn

The Karnataka minister had filed a criminal case against a local journalist and his cameraman who filmed him
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Karnataka Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education, Tanveer Sait, who was allegedly caught watching porn was actually looking at semi-nude photographs of Melania Trump, wife of US President-elect Donald Trump, a report on Wednesday stated.

Senior police officers who sourced the video footage of Sait at the event said, “The photographs the minister was allegedly watching were of Melania Trump.Among the many messages sent to the minister’s WhatsApp account, Melania photographs, too, popped up on the screen.”

The Karnataka minister had filed a criminal case against a local journalist and his cameraman who filmed him.

Read more: Porn-Hit Karnataka Minister Files Case Against Journalists Who Filmed Him

The journalists Siddu Biradar and his cameraman Prashanth from TV9 were booked for “intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace” under Section 504 of the IPC.

In the complaint, the minister had urged the police to take action against the accused journalists for demoralising and defaming him by telecasting such news.

Sait landed in a controversy on Thursday after a video footage emerged showing him watching sleazy pictures on his mobile on stage at a public function to mark Tipu Sultan’s anniversary celebrations in Raichur district.

While responding to a question on the case filed by Sait, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said, “I will speak to him (Sait)… I’m not defending anyone, what is important is whether the mistake has been committed or not. I don’t want innocents to get punished, whoever it is, whichever party the person may belong to.”

“If Sait has committed a mistake, it is a mistake. What I have said is let us get a report on that let us conduct an inquiry and if a mistake is proved, let us take action,” the chief minister added.

Sait had claimed that he was only scrolling through messages received on WhatsApp and someone had posted the pictures there purposefully.

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