New Delhi: A 24-year-old carpenter was taken arrested by the Mumbai police for allegedly adding a woman s mobile number to his WhatsApp group where pornographic content and obscene pictures/videos were posted. The accused Mustaq Ali Shaikh who hailed from West Bengal was the administrator of that WhatsApp group named 'Triple XXX'.
Following a complaint by 44-year-old woman, a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and IT Act was registered on September 19. Reports claimed that initially the woman thought it was a prank by her friend, but later she found nude pictures and porn videos in the messaging group.
In her statement to the police, the complainant, a private consultant alleged,"I was added to the group on September 17 by an unknown person. I checked the group admins and realised that none of the number was familiar to me. But as I was added to the group in the late hours, I couldn't leave the group immediately.
Notably, this is the first of its kind arrest in country's financial capital. "During interrogation, he apologised and said that he may have accidentally added the complainant s number. He said he thought the number belonged to his brother-in-law and did not remember how he had the complainant s number," investigating officer Maruti Shelke told TOI.
Meanwhile, Shaikh's mobile phone has been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory to retrieve its data..