Hyderabad, Taking a strong exception to the malicious character assassination campaign unleashed on social media against top YSR leader YS Sharmila, the YSR Congress on Saturday lodged a complaint with the Hyderabad commissioner of police.
Party leaders - Ongole MP SV Subba Reddy and Somayajulu met CP Mahender Reddy and urged him to take steps to end the vilification campaign.
They said this was an insult to womanhood and was highly dispicable. The CP assured them that action would be initiated against the culprits under the provisions of the Cyber Act.
Later speaking to mediapersons, Subba Reddy said that 20 - 25 websites were involved in their smear campaign. He said she was being targeted only because she stood by her brother YS Jagan and unleased an unprecedented campaign that involved extensive padayatras and a spate of public meeting.
Meanwhile, the City Crime Station police have arrested two persons involved in posting objectionable and patently false material, including morphed photos of the YSRCP leader.
Sripati Naresh, a web designer based in Amberpet of Hyderabad and Kartik of Warangal have been arrested on Friday.
One more miscreant involved in the crime is at large. Another miscreant was arrested a month ago.
It may be recalled that the smear campaign was unleashed during the run-up to the assembly and general elections and the party had lodged a complaint with the police immediately.