Officers from the Cyber police station in Mumbai arrested one person for allegedly sending obscene messages to BJP national spokesperson Shain NC. The arrested accused was identified as Jayantkumar Singh. Ironically, Singh is a BJP worker from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
“I fought for my dignity by registering a police complaint. Many women in such situations get scared and hesitate to approach the police. I want them to come out and file complaints against such harassment,” Shaina told HT.
An officer from the Cyber police station said that the BJP leader had approached them last month and lodged a complaint against an unidentified person for sending her obscene messages.
Based on her complaint, an FIR was registered under Section 354 (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 67 (transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act.
In her statement, Shaina had then told the police that she had received several vulgar messages via WhatsApp. She even provided the police with the mobile number from which the messages were sent.
In a similar incident, the Vile Parle police had arrested a man from Jalgaon for sending abusive SMSes to two women Member of Legislative Council (MLC) — one from Shiv Sena and another from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).