FIRs registered for degrading remarks against TTD

Following the complaints by TTD, the Tirumala police on Thursday evening registered FIR and cases against persons who carried out malicious campaign hurting the sentiments of devotees.

The Tirumala 2- Town police registered a case against a person who posted on Facebook that eminent social worker Smt Sudha Narayanamurthy, has submitted resignation to her membership of TTD trust board.

In another case, a complaint by email was received from a devotee, Tamil Maiyyan, that Tamil Actor Shiv Kumar had posted a video on Facebook urging devotees to not visit Tirumala alleging anti-social activities happening at the holy pilgrim place. Tirumala police registered a case.

Police have also registered a case against three persons Macherla Srinivasulu, Prashant and Mungara Shivraj for spreading fake news during Covid-19 lockdown period that Srivari darshan would remain suspended till June 30. A case under sections of Epidemic Diseases Act has been registered on these persons who operated a way 2 news, short news app in social media and Godavari News WhatsApp, Tirupati Vaarta news.

Similarly in the social media of 07-05-2020 edition a malicious report was uploaded that Srivari temple at Tirumala was originally a Buddhist shrine with a huge Buddha statue which was allegedly destroyed and converted into Sri Venkateswara idol. The post also alleged that tonsuring was a Buddhist tradition and not have Hindus.

Following a complaint by TTD, a case has been registered at the Tirumala 2 town police station on the operators of the said Facebook account.