Noida police books man for rape threat to TV anchor on Facebook
The Noida police booked a man for posting a rape threat on a woman journalist’s Facebook pagenoida Updated: Mar 22, 2017 23:07 IST
The Noida police on Wednesday booked a man under Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act 2000 for posting objectionable content on the Facebook wall of a news anchor of a national Hindi news channel.
According to police, a person with a profile name Sandeep Upadhyay has posted a rape threat on the Facebook wall of the woman journalist working in a popular Hindi news channel in Noida.
The station house officer of Sector 49 police station, Bijendra Singh Bhadana, said, “A news anchor of a Hindi news channel approached us with a complaint of being harassed on a social networking site by posting objectionable content.”
The woman visited the police station on Wednesday and registered a complaint.
“A person with the name Sandeep Upadhyay wrote a comment on her Facebook wall threatening to rape her. As of now we don’t know whether the Facebook post was put using a fake account or by someone who wanted to demean her,” he added
“Knowing that the woman anchor is a critic of PM Modi and the BJP, the man wrote on her Facebook wall..’UP mein rehna hai toh Yogi Yogi kehna hai’... which she refused to do in the comments section. Following her response, the man threatened to rape her,” the SHO said.
Bhadana said they are taking the help of cyber crime experts in their department to find the IP address from which the message was posted. Once the IP address is traced they can get closer to identifying the person who posted it, he added.
Police has registered a case under section 66A of the IT Act 2000 (Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service), and Section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.