Delhi: 2 arrested for sharing pornographic content on WhatsApp

  • Ananya Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 23, 2016 13:44 IST
Delhi Police has arrested two men for allegedly posting porn images and jokes on a WhatsApp group. (AFP)

Two men were arrested for allegedly uploading pornographic images and vulgar jokes on WhatsApp, based on a complaint by a woman advocate at the Saket police station.

The two accused, identified as Manoj and Kuldeep, were booked on charges on outraging the modesty of a woman and sent to judicial custody by a city court. They were later released on bail after they furnished bail bonds.

A senior police officer said Manoj had not uploaded any pornographic videos or images on the group, but was responsible for adding Kuldeep to the group and not removing him, despite the woman’s complaint.

The woman alleged that she was added to a WhatsApp group by one of her relatives a few months ago. The accused then added some of their common friends and a few of his friends. She alleged that one morning when she woke up she had received over 10 messages on that group and one of the members had sent obscene photographs and adult jokes.

“Her complaint states that on receiving the messages, she first ignored the messages. But when the same person kept sending adult jokes that were in bad taste and offensive pictures, it became a nuisance and she reported the matter to the police,” a senior police officer said.

Furthermore, the woman said accused Kuldeep used “vulgar language” in conversations. He also appeared to be a pervert which prompted her to report him to the police.

Police said they registered a case at the Saket Police station after they received the woman’s complaint.

“As evidence, we accessed her chat details and snapshots of the messages the man had sent. Since the chat had the phone number, we sent a team to his address and made the arrest. He was arrested on Tuesday,” police said.


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