New Delhi, May 4: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of legislative council (MLC) from Belagavi (Belgaum), Karnataka, Mahantesh Kavatagimath posted a PDF file of pornographic content in a WhatsApp group, Belagavi Media Force, a group that consists of Belagavi based journalists, politicians and top police and other administrative officials. And now the incident has left the other members of the group red-faced. While admin of the group journalist Mahboob Makandar said that he removed Kavatagimath immediately, but this is not a blunder that people, especially those in the group are going to forget easily. Also Read - Karnataka: Tiger Vikram, Star Attraction of Pilikula Zoo, Dies of Old Age

According to Bangalore Mirror, the MLC on Tuesday posted a PDF file containing 56 screenshots of porn stars in the group. BM quoted Makandar saying that one or two members of the group responded saying it was shocking, others mostly remained silent. he emphasised it was an unexpected development. Also Read - Finally! WhatsApp Now Allows Users to Mute a Chat Forever, Elated Netizens Say 'Thank You Zuck Mama'

Kavatagimath while being contacted by the BM, reportedly stated that he was not able to accept call as he was on his way to Bengaluru by road. However, while talking to PTI regarding this he said that his phone malfunctioned during switching off and accidentally posted the content. he further apologised and said he was travelling by flight when the incident happened. Also Read - WhatsApp Web Will Soon Get Voice And Video Call Support -Report

Both, Makandar and Viswanath Patil, BJP rural president for Belgavi said that they were unable to reach Kavatagimath over phone. However, the question is now if the MLC can face legal issues over this incident? And the answer is yes, indeed.

Belgavi district Police Superintendent BR Ravikanthe Goda said that although they have not received any formal complaints, but the WhatsApp group admin can lodge a complaint if he wants. According to him, if someone does file a complaint the provisions of IT Act and circulating objectionable material on public platform can be imposed on the MLC.