Man held for sexual harassment for Youtube rant in opposition to lady in Mumbai

Mumbai, July 13

A 28-year-old man was arrested on Monday for allegedly importing an abusive, threatening video on social media in opposition to a girl slapstick comedian, police stated.

Imtiyaz Sheikh, who makes use of the profile ‘Umesh Dada’ on Youtube, was held from Nalasopara in Palghar district after Mumbai police’s Cyber Branch took suo motu cognisance of the add, an official stated.

He has been arrested below Sections 354A (sexual harassment), 294 (obscene acts or phrases in public) of IPC and provisions of the Information Technology Act, the official knowledgeable.

The motion got here after Vadodara City police additionally took suo moto motion in respect of an abusive, threatening video which was uploaded and shared on social media by Shubham Mishra.

“We have detained him and initiated legal process for registration of FIR against him under relevant section of IPC and IT act,” it stated on Twitter.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) had on Sunday written to the Gujarat Police, looking for motion in opposition to a person who gave open rape risk to a feminine comic.

In its letter written to Gujarat DGP Shivanand Jha, the NCW chairperson stated, “NCW is committed to create safe online space for women and ensure cyber security for women and is perturbed by the rise in the use of the cyberspace to instigate crime against women.” 

The Commission had sought fast motion in opposition to the person below the provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act. It has additionally sought an motion taken report from the Gujarat Police on the earliest. PTI/Agencies

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