A WhatsApp group administrator was arrested in Mumbai for allegedly adding a woman’s mobile number without her consent and posting obscene content in it. The accused has been identified as Mushtaq Ali Shaikh (24 ), a carpenter hailing from West Bengal.
The victim is a housewife and her number was added to the group ‘Triple XXX’ in September. The police said that the woman first thought it was a prank by her friends but later found pornographic photos and videos flooding the group.
She told the police that when she looked at the administrator and 12 group members’ numbers, she realised she did not know any of them. She then lodged a complaint with the police.
The police nabbed Shaikh from Sion-Dharavi area last week. Currently, Shaikh is under judicial custody.
During investigation, he told the cops that the lady’s number was added by mistake. “He said he thought the number belonged to his brother-in-law and did not remember how he had the complainant’s number. He said he had no intention to hurt anybody and that the group was formed by his friend with no woman members,” a police officer told TOI.
He also went on to say he took his role as administrator very seriously and ensured no animal porn was allowed, “Animal sex was forbided, that is for Rafiq’s group 4 XXXX” The police are now searching for Rafiq.
If proven guilty, Shaikh would be awarded at least five years of imprisonment under IT Act, 2000.