Minors Among 16 Arrested For Uploading Indecent Content

June 25,2021 10:43 PM


Imphal [Manipur], June 25, (hornbillTv): The Imphal Police have arrested 16 people including three minors for uploading indecent photos and videos of girls on social media.

Speaking to media persons about the arrest during a press conference on Thursday, Imphal West superintendent of police (SP) Dr S Ibomcha said that Imphal police station and Cyber Crime PS registered FIRs on June 12 after receiving reports that indecent photos and videos which amount to outraging the modesty of girls were being uploaded on social media particularly on a WhatsApp group and a Facebook page.

During the course of the investigation, police came to know that members of the Facebook page used to send and share indecent photos and videos of girls including minors through a WhatsApp group.Accordingly, Imphal police station started investigation against the WhatsApp group by registering another FIR. During the course of the investigation, admin of the WhatsApp group was arrested from New Checkon on June 14. On further investigation, police arrested more members of the group which included three other minor boys.Upon receiving the same report from both the Facebook page and WhatsApp group, Cyber Crime PS registered another FIR and started investigation. During the course of investigation based on the FIR, police initially arrested more and two minor boys, Dr S Ibomcha added.Social media is a good platform if used in the right way, Dr S Ibomcha said and appealed to people particularly the youth to take benefits from it rather than misusing it to the extent of causing self-destruction and dishonoring the society.