Imphal: Manipur police have arrested three persons directly related to the infamous Facebook group that has drawn flak over its derogatory and obscene content.
As per reports, police have identified the main accused that has a Facebook account in the name of Yumnam Piba. A manhunt has already been launched in this regard.
With over 25,000 members, the private Facebook group ‘Kanglei emagi…’ was involved in sharing of photos and videos of women and posting derogatory and obscene comments without their consent or knowledge.
On Tuesday, a team of the Cyber Cell of Imphal West police arrested a person identified as Whizzkit Mongsang, 27, son of Jonathan Mongsang from New Checkon in Imphal East district, from his rented room. He is a permanent resident of Sorbung village in Kamjong district, reports said.
As per reports, Mongsang was an administrator of a WhatsApp group that was involved in sharing of edited pornographic videos and photos of women without their knowledge. The accused has been remanded to police custody till June 19.
Reports further said that the WhatsApp group was created after members of the infamous Facebook group requested for sharing sexually explicit content of women.
An FIR has been registered under IPC section 354-D (2) and section 67A/67B of the IT Act against the arrested person, reports said.
Meanwhile, the police have also arrested two other individuals — Konjengbam Karorchandra Khaba, 27, of Ward No 8 Kongkham Makha Leikai under Nambol police station, and Abujam Shatyajit Singh, 27, of Changangei Maning Leikai under Lamphel police station. The duo are also administrators of a private WhatsApp group dealing in sharing of files of pornographic materials using cloud storage systems, the reports said.
An FIR has been lodged with the Cyber Crime Police Station. Also, the chief judicial magistrate of Imphal West has remanded the duo to police custody for four days, reports added.
Earlier, Manipur Human Rights Commission and various other rights groups had raised concern over the Facebook group for posting derogatory content. The rights panel had also registered a case and directed the state Director General of Police (DGP) to take action against the FB group and arrest the culprits.
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