Police registered the case following a complaint from a practising advocate Karuna Sagar Kashimshetty last week.
In his complaint to police, Karuna Sagar said while he was browsing his twitter account, he saw a post and picture of Lord Ram and Sita by one Ahmed Shabbir, which he termed "offensive" targetting Hindu Gods.
He alleged that it was a a deliberate attempt to promote enmity besides hurting the sentiments of Hindus.
"The cartoon was offensive and hurt religious sentiments of Hindus," the complainant said.
Following the complaint, a case under IPC section 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) has been registered against Shabbir, a senior police official said.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (Malakpet Division) K Narsing told PTI that based on outcome of further investigations, police would take a call if another case has to be registered against the woman journalist.
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