MMS Scandal: One More Arrested

Published: 01st April 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st April 2015 03:24 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR:In the ongoing investigation into the MMS scandal, the CBI has arrested Debashis Dev (30), who allegedly filmed videos of young women involved in sexual acts with prime accused Subrat Sahu alias Kalia.

Dev is a native of Hulipur at Kishorenagar in Cuttack district. The agency sleuths apprehended Dev from an undisclosed hideout in the Capital City which the latter used to evade arrest.

According to sources, Dev was charged for allegedly recording objectionable video clips of a woman without her consent. He has been booked under Sections 292, 354-C of the IPC and 66, 67- E, 67A of IT Act.

The CBI is likely to move the court soon seeking custodial interrogation of Dev to probe his links with Kalia and identify the victims.

The location of Dev was revealed by Kalia who was brought to the city by the investigating officials during his seven-day remand period.

Kalia was arrested by the Central agency on March 24 after Supreme Court ordered the CBI to probe into the videos of rapes or gang-rapes of unidentified victims uploaded on social networking sites and mobile applications.

The directions of the apex court were issued after a Hyderabad-based NGO filed a petition over several videos showing graphic materials involving sexual crime against women which were being disseminated indiscriminately to the public through electronic and digital media. 

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