A 20-year-old youth was arrested in Rourkela on charge of uploading an objectionable picture on Facebook, police said on Saturday.

Pintu Sahu was taken to custody by Brahmanitarang police on Friday for posting an objectionable picture on his Facebook account.

The picture showed “Lord Hanuman sitting atop a mosque” and the picture was posted on December 6, the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, the police said.

As tension was brewing among the community over the controversial picture, the police took Mr. Sahu into custody. “We got the smell of tension. Three software specialists were pressed into service to find out the source of the controversial picture. Finally, Pintu Sahu’s account was located,” informed the Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Rourkela S.S. Sethi.

Mr. Sethi said that Sahu was arrested, adding that he had been booked under the provisions of IT Act besides section 153(A), 295(A) and 298 of IPC for fomenting enmity between two communities and disturbing the peaceful atmosphere of the society.