An alleged private video of former BJP Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda goes viral, Gowda – it is ‘morphed’

An alleged private video of former Union minister and former Chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda has gone viral across social media. Upset with this the minister seems to have approached the Cyber Security Wing to register his complaint.

Former Union minister and BJP’s Bangalore North MP DV Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said he filed a complaint with the cybercrime police after a sleaze video purportedly showing him went viral on social media.

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Taking to Twitter, the senior BJP leader clarified that it is not him in the video and added that the video has been created with the intention of maligning his image.

“A morphed (deep fake) video of mine has been making rounds on social media. I would like to inform that, it is not me in the video, its created to malign my impeccable image by my adversaries with vested interest,” he said in a tweet.

Sadananda Gowda said he filed a cyber complaint and added that he has faith in the system and is hopeful that the culprits will be nabbed soon.

“Also, I as per the injunction order of the court, anyone forwarding/uploading the content will be punishable as per the relevant sections of the law. If you know of anyone doing the same, kindly inbox me,” he said in another tweet.

In March, a similar incident had happened when a controversial video emerged. The video had former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi and a young woman.

The video resulted in the minister being sacked from the Cabinet. The MLA initially denied his role in the video and later reportedly agreed to cops that it was he who was seen in the video and contended that this was done to blackmail him.

Two years ago, a similar video had gone viral on social media and in the controversial video former minister Arvind Limbavali was seen with a young man.

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