New Delhi: A Bengali actress has filed a police complaint for getting rape threats online based on Hindustan Times.
The actress has claimed that her morphed and sexually express footage had been posted on social media.
“We have initiated a case below varied sections of the Information Technology (IT) Act 2000 and the Indian Penal Code on the premise of a complaint lodged by the lady,” a senior officer of the detective division instructed HT.
“I used to be receiving threats that I’d be raped. Initially, I used to be requested by the police to disregard it however the harassment went on. I feared for my life,” shares the actress about her ordeal. She additional provides, “The morphed footage had been even despatched to my mom and associates”.
Another related incident came about in West Bengal the place the son of an area Trinamool Congress chief from Hooghly district has allegedly uploaded the morphed footage of the daughter of a police officer on social media. He additionally shared her telephone quantity online. According to the officers who spoke to HT, the lady and the accused knew one another.
“I used to be getting calls not solely from different states but in addition from overseas after my morphed picture and quantity was uploaded on porn websites,” shares the lady.
“If being a police officer I don’t get justice then what would occur to the widespread residents,” tells the lady’s father to HT, who can also be a deputy superintendent of police.
The two incidents have triggered a recent political banter between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“Police have turn out to be inactive. Some of the environment friendly officers have been sidelined by the TMC authorities. Maybe they didn’t do the duty which the ruling social gathering requested them to in the course of the elections. They needed to face the implications. What would the police do? Ultimately it’s the social gathering leaders who’re working the police,” mentioned Dilip Ghosh, BJP president in West Bengal.
“Cybercrime is not only restricted to West Bengal. It occurs the world over. West Bengal police act on such instances very promptly. There is not any social gathering interference. Such allegations are baseless,” retorted TMC minister Sujit Bose.