Based on the complaint filed by the 46-year-old leader, the cyber police in Mumbai have registered an FIR against the accused whose name has been kept anonymous.
MUMBAI: The vice-president of the BJP’s Maharashtra unit filed a complaint on Tuesday with the Mumbai cyber police against a person for allegedly uploading her morphed photos on social media with vulgar messages and threatening her with dire consequences during the past few days.
Based on the complaint, the cyber police of Bandra-Kurla Complex registered an FIR against the accused whose name has been kept anonymous as no arrest has been made till Tuesday evening.
“Probe has been initiated and the accused will be arrested,” said a police officer.
“I have received threat calls and even a video message threatening to kill me in the past few days. Also, my photos were morphed and they were uploaded on social media with vulgar and obscene messages,” the 46-year-old leader said in her complaint.
The cyber police said the complainant has provided the details of the person.
A case has been registered under sections 354 (D) (stalking), 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC and under the IT Act’s Section 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) against the accused.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per the Supreme Court’s directives on cases related to sexual assault)