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Sun, 24 Sep 2017

Northeast Today

One Arrested in Nagaland for Posting Obscene Pictures on Facebook

One Arrested in Nagaland for Posting Obscene Pictures on Facebook
September 01
12:20 2017

One person was arrested by Cyber Crime Police Station, PHQ, Kohima for posting sexually explicit/obscene picture of a girl on Facebook.

According to PRO, PHQ, M Tungoe, the accused and the victim had come to know each other through Facebook and developed a relationship. Later suspecting the victim of having other relationships, the accused had posted intimate pictures taken while they were together.

The PRO, Nagaland Police has further warned that under IT Act, 2008, publishing or transmitting of sexually explicit act/obscene picture in electronic form is a punishable offence with a minimum of 3 years imprisonment and up to 5 lakhs fine.

In many social media groups of state including Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter etc., it has been observed that such posting/forwarding/copy pasting of sexually explicit/obscene material is being done randomly.

The PRO advised the public to refrain from posting/forwarding/copy pasting any such materials in electronic form, as it will attract penalty action.

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