Bengaluru: A complaint has been filed against a man who allegedly posted abusive and insulting statements against JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and budding leader from the party, Nikhil Kumaraswamy.

The complaint has been filed by JD(S) leader Pradeep Kumar SP, against Jayakantha, the administrator of the page Troll Maga on Facebook.

Pradeep has requested strict legal action against the accused for trying to damage the reputation of members of the Deve Gowda family on social media for a period of two months.

The complaint copy states, "This complaint is requesting legal action against Jayakanth, admin of Troll Maga page on social media who is damaging the reputation of Karnataka Pradesh Janata Dal chief HD Deve Gowda, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and Nikhil Kumaraswamy by using abusive language against them, insulting them with caste-based attacks, and defamatory content on Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms since two months," the complaint states.

In the recent Lok Sabha election, Deve Gowda lost against his counterpart from BJP, GS Basavaraj in Tumakuru. His grandson Nikhil Kumaraswamy was defeated by independent candidate (supported by BJP) Sumalatha, in Mandya.

The case was filed at Srirampura Police Station under IPC sections 504, 507 and 153A.

Section 504 refers punishment for whoever intentionally insults, and thereby gives provocation to any person, intending or knowing it to be likely that such provocation will cause him to break the public peace.

Section 507 specifies punishment for whoever commits the offence of criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication or having taken precaution to conceal the name or abode of the person from whom the threat comes.

Section 153 A specifies punishment for the person who by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise, promotes disharmony or feelings of enmity on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, caste or community.