Bengaluru, May 15: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested one person from Bengaluru in connection with a case relating to uploading of alleged rape videos on the net/social networking sites. The arrest comes in the wake of the Supreme Court ordering a thorough probe into cases where rape videos are being uploaded on the net.
The CBI, which will produce the accused, Koushik Konar, originally a resident of Odisha before the court says that it has booked this person under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code. The case has a nation-wide ramification, the CBI says and further investigations are on. The CBI says that Koushik worked with a taxi service in the city and would upload videos, which were sent to him by his friends.
This is a case in furtherance of a matter before the Supreme Court in which it had expressed shock over rape videos being uploaded. Justice Madan Lokur who is heading a special bench had expressed concern over the rise in the number of rape videos being uploaded.
CBI tracks down uploader:
The CBI says that it had taken up further investigation on the basis of a directive by the Supreme Court.
During the course of CBI investigation, concerted efforts were made by using sophisticated cyber forensics software and interface with various Internet Service Providers to ascertain the identity of the person/s who had uploaded such videos on the Net.
Based on these inputs, the uploader of 3 videos was ascertained. The IP address of the person who had uploaded three such alleged rape clips was traced to Bengaluru City.
Search was conducted at the residential premises of the alleged uploader in Bengaluru and digital evidence exhibits used in uploading the video clips on the Internet was discovered and recovered from his possession.