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Man arrested for uploading intimate photos of Mumbai ex-girlfriend on FB

After an argument, the accused, who had the woman’d mobile phone with him, uploaded her pictures on Facebook; he has been remanded in custody till June 22.

mumbai Updated: Jun 20, 2018 12:13 IST
Faisal Tandel
Faisal Tandel
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Obscene photos,Facebook
The woman submitted a written complaint to Chembur police last month.(HT File Photo)

The Chembur police have arrested a 31-year-old man from West Bengal for uploading obscene pictures of his ex-girlfriend — a 26-year-old bank manager — on a social networking site. A case was registered in May 2018 on the basis of compliant lodged by the woman and the man was arrested last week.

The arrested accused, Junior Stewart Guha, owns a hardware shop in West Bengal, while the complainant works as manager in a private bank and is a resident of Chembur. She has, in her statement to the police, alleged that she met Guha in December 2016 for the first time at a private hospital in Chembur, where their respective fathers had been admitted. They became friends, and later exchanged contact details.

“Both of them were in touch and the friendship soon turned into a relationship. The couple then visited Lonavla and Alibaug frequently, where Guha clicked intimate pictures of her twice,” said a police officer.

In 2017, the accused started doubting that the woman was cheating on him. To clear his doubts, she sent her mobile phone and two credit cards for him to check. “Guha then used the credit cards to shop. The complainant also sent him Rs3.23 lakh cash as he pleaded for financial help,” said the officer. They had decided to marry, but the girl’s parents were opposed to the alliance.

“In January 2018, after an argument, the accused, who had the mobile phone of the victim with him, uploaded her obscene pictures on Facebook and deleted the same in the morning. The girl started getting calls from her friends as the photographs were uploaded from her account,” said a police officer.

“He repeated the same after a few days . Both times, Guha claims he committed the crime when he was angry,” said the police officer.

Eventually, the woman gave a written complaint to Chembur police and on the basis of her complaint an FIR was registered on May 12, 2018 under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Information Technology Act, 2000.

“The accused was taken in custody from Durgapada in West Bengal on June 13 and was produced in court on June 16 in Mumbai. He has been remanded in custody till June 22,” said Jaywant Sankpal, police inspector, Chembur police station.

First Published: Jun 20, 2018 12:01 IST