A 21-year-old man from Kolkata, who allegedly sent vulgar text messages to a woman in the city, was arrested on Saturday night.
The arrested accused, Azaruddin Azim Ahmed Sarkar, is a resident of Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road and works at a grocery store in Kolkata.
The complainant, a native of Kolkata, has been working as a legal advisor in Mumbai for the past few months.
“In her complaint, the woman said that on November 8 she received a message from an unknown mobile number. She replied to it, asking who the sender was, to which she got a reply stating he was her former lover,” said a crime branch official.
As Sarkar kept sending obscene messages, the woman called him up to ask who he was. Sarkar allegedly started talking inappropriately, after which the woman disconnected the call. She then filed a complaint with the Worli police station.
The police found out the messages were being sent from Kolkata.
A team of unit 3 of the crime branch, that was already in Kolkata in connection with a different investigation, was asked to look into the case.
The police soon traced the calls to Sarkar, who was later arrested and his two mobile phones were seized.
“Sarkar told the police he had got the number from an abandoned SIM card, he found a few days ago. He claimed he had no idea sending obscene messages could land him in trouble,” said another officer.
Investigators have found Sarkar has sent obscene messages to a few more women. He has been booked by the police under sections 354D (stalking) of Indian Penal Code and 66A (sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.) of Information Technology Act.