Guwahati, Sept. 5: A female lecturer of a university has become the latest victim of an MMS scandal in the state.
A police source told The Telegraph that the CID sleuths had arrested a systems administrator of the central public works department (CPWD), Janashri Tamuli alias Jojo, from Tezpur in the wee hours yesterday for allegedly uploading the 28-year-old lecturer’s personal photos and MMS clips, including some objectionable ones, to YouTube and social networking site Facebook.
The source said the accused, 28, was arrested by the CID (case number 54/2011) registered under Section 67(A) of Information Technology (IT) Act.
“The accused was produced in the court yesterday and remanded in CID custody for three days,” the source said adding: “The victim knew the accused and they were best of friends.”
Inquiries revealed that the accused was infatuated with her and last year wanted to marry her.
“She, however, turned down his proposal, maintaining that they are just good friends. Tamuli, spurned in love, hatched a plan to seek revenge,” the source said.
According to the source, he secretly clicked photographs of her when she was changing clothes in her room.
“After she got married to a doctor earlier this year, the accused posted a video clip on YouTube and also uploaded some pictures on Facebook,” the source said.
When the victim came to know that someone has uploaded her video and personal photos, including some pictures which should not have been put on the public site, she lodged a complaint with the CID in July this year.
The CID’s cyber crime cell, which is probing the case, collected the required IP log-in details from YouTube and Facebook. The CID officers cross-checked the details with the IP service provider to track down the computer from which the accused had carried out these acts.
The IP details from where the obscene pictures were uploaded led investigators to the accused and he was arrested.
“Evidence collection and follow-up with the IP service providers and the host server companies of the various websites takes its own time. This is primarily because a significant portion of these service providers is based outside the country. However, if data is provided on time, any such act can be tracked down to the specific computer used for such illegal acts,” the source said.
“We have enough evidence against the accused and we will follow the case through its legal conclusion,” he said.