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Man arrested for posting obscene pictures

Correspondent

Kohima, August 31, 2017: Cyber Crime Police Station in Kohima arrested a man for posting sexually explicit/obscene picture of a girl in Face Book. According to PRO, PHQ, M. Tungoe, the accused and the victim had come to know each other from Face Book and had a relationship.

Later suspecting the victim of having other relationships, the accused had posted intimate pictures taken while they were together.

The PRO, Nagaland Police has further warned that under IT Act, 2008, publishing or transmitting of sexually explicit act/obscene picture in electronic form is a punishable offence with a minimum of 3 years imprisonment and up to 5 lakhs fine. In many social media groups of state including Face Book, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter and other social networking sites it has been observed that such posting/forwarding/copy pasting of sexually explicit/obscene material is being done randomly.

The PRO advised people at large to refrain from such acts to avoid legal action.