With over 26,000 members, the private group has gained notoriety for sharing photographs of women without their consent and passing lewd comments.
Manipur police have arrested three persons in connection with obnoxious facebook group that has outraged the netizens and public in general for the last couple of days. With over 26,000 members, the private group has gained notoriety for sharing photographs of women without their consent and passing lewd comments.
On Tuesday, a team of the Cyber Cell, Imphal West, led by Inspector P Achouba apprehended one Whizzkit Mongsang (27) S/o Jonathan Mongsang from New Checkon, Imphal, where he was staying. He is a permanent resident of Sorbung village, Kamjong district.
According to police, he was an administrator of a WhatsApp group which was involved in sharing pornograpic videos and photos. The case was taken up suo moto based on media reports about the obnoxious facebook group. The accused has been remanded to police custody.
On the other hand, two other individuals — Konjengbam Karorchandra Khaba (27), S/o K. Ibotombi Khaba of Ward No. 8 Kongkham Makha Leikai, PO & PS, Nambol, and Abujam Shatyajit Singh (27) S/o A. Manaoton Singh of Changangei Maning Leikai, PO Tulihal, PS Lamphel, were apprehended on Wednesday. The duo are also administrators of a private WhatsApp group dealing in sharing large files of pronographic materials using cloud storage systems, according to sources.
An FIR has been lodged at Cyber Crime Police Station. The CJM, Imphal West remanded the duo into four days of police custody.
According to sources, the three individuals are directly related to the notorious facebook group. It has also been learnt that the main accused, who goes by the facebook account “Yumnam Piba” has been identified, and the police are on the lookout.
Several rights groups and netizens have been voicing against the facebook group and demanding to arrest the administrator (s) of the group. CSOs and student bodies have written to commissions for human rights and women to take action on the matter. The Manipur Human Rights Commission has also registered a case and directed the DGP of Manipur to nab the culprits.