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Sadananda Gowda files police complaint over ‘fake, lewd video’ of him; says it is ‘morphed’

He claimed that it was an attempt to malign his image

sadananda-gowda-pti (File) Sadananda Gowda | PTI

BJP leader and former Union minister D. V. Sadananda Gowda filed a police complaint over a "morphed (deep fake) video" that has been doing the rounds on the social media.

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.

He 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.

A complaint has been filed with the concerned authorities, to arrest and punish the guilty parties immediately, he said.

"Malefactors, who are upset by my rise on the political front, have brought out a fake, lewd video of mine for my fall. The video has become viral on social media, which pains me," he said in a tweet.

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