Bengaluru: Cybercrime police attached to Bengaluru Commissionerate arrested a person for targeting Karnataka Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao and his wife on social media. Mallikarjun, a former driver at the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) office had posted vulgar and derogatory comments against the couple.

Following a complaint from one of his followers who accused Mallikarjun on March 15, Cyber police launched a search operation and traced the accused to his native in Chitradurga and caught him.

The 41-year-old Mallikarjun was arrested on Tuesday. Police are also probing a possible political angle, as her name has been dragged through the mud by opponents in the past.  

According to police, Mallikarjun worked as a driver at Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office and was frustrated after he could not obtain any financial assistance and quit his job.

Dragging Dinesh's wife Tabassum's name through the mud is not something new though. Earlier Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde lashed out at Dinesh Gundu Rao and called him ‘the guy who ran behind a Muslim lady'. Another controversial leader Pratap Simha, Mysuru MP also attempted to besmirch Dinesh Gundu Rao’s relations with his wife, by asking him if his would spare him if he were to make any comments against Mullahs and Maulvis.

Simha, in his reaction to Gundu Rao's comment on UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath had said, "You said that slippers should be hurled at Yogi. If you were to say the same to Mullahs and Maulvis, would your wife Begum Tabassum spare you?"