Baramulla, May 29: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday said to have detained two teachers from north-Kashmir’s Baramulla district after ‘some prurient videos, showcasing the two, went viral on social media.’
In a statement the Baramulla district police that on intimation about ‘some prurient videos going viral on social media’, it swung into action and promptly registered an FIR under sections 66E ,67 IT act, 384 and 418 IPC into the matter.
Identifying two involved persons as Naseer Ahmad Berwall and Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, both residents of Nambla Uri, teachers by profession, it said that both have been detained adding that ‘strict action as warranted under law is being taken against offenders.’
The police has in the statement disclosed that the ‘act was done through the medium of Facebook and the chat was with the same person from outside of the UT.’
The lady involved, as per the statement, had video chatted with both the teachers with the purpose of extorting money. “The lady had demanded money from both of them in lieu of keeping the video secret and had threatened them to upload it on social media sites in case they failed to, however she eventually made the video of the obscene acts social which later went viral on social media” , the statement reads.
“Since the matter involves Section 66 (E) and 67of the IT Act, which prohibit transmission of private images and obscene material over any medium, action shall be taken against anyone found involved in sending, transmitting, displaying or making public in any way such content”, it maintained.
Three persons have already been identified in this regard, it reads and a hunt has been launched to arrest the accused fraud from outside and those found involved in transmitting the material, the statement said.
Public is warned to be aware of such fraud tactics, the statement further read.