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Congress leader held for sharing obscene video in WhatsApp group

Pawan Dubey allegedly shared a porn video in it on August 6, after which women members objected to it, the ASP said.

August 10, 2019 / 08:42 AM IST

A Congress leader in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh was arrested for allegedly sharing an obscene video on a WhatsApp group, police said on August 9.

Pawan Dubey, joint secretary of Bilaspur district Congress, was arrested on August 8 based on a complaint filed by women leaders and workers of Gaurela Block Congress at Gaurela police station in the district, Additional Superintendent of Police (Pendra-Gaurela) Pratibha Tiwari said.

Congress workers of Pendra, Gaurela and Marwahi development blocks have created a WhatsApp group for sharing information about paty-related activities. Several women leaders and workers are also part of the group, she said.

Dubey, a member of the group, allegedly shared a porn video in it on August 6, after which women members objected to it, the ASP said.

They lodged a complaint in this connection on August 7 and the accused was arrested next day, the ASP said.

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He was booked under section 292 of the IPC and provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act, he said.

Dubey was produced before a local court, which remanded him in judicial custody on Friday, he added.
PTI
first published: Aug 10, 2019 08:40 am

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