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WhatsApp Group Admin and 3 Members Arrested For Posting Objectionable Content

Whatsapp-group-admin-arrestedShort Bytes: A WhatsApp group admin has been arrested along with 3 other members of the group for sharing some objectionable content. 

An administrator of a WhatsApp group in Latur district of India has been arrested for posting objectionable content.

Along with the WhatsApp group admin, three other group members were also arrested by the police. The police took this action after noticing some objectionable content and video clips.

The police told PTI that the arrested people, named Shivaji Barche, Rajkumar Telange, Amol Somwanshi and Manoj Lavhrale, will be soon produced before the court.

These four have been arrested under the sections 153, 34 and section 67 of IT Act, 2000. It should be noted that section 67 of IT Act deals with publishing information which is obscene in electronic form.

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12 thoughts on “WhatsApp Group Admin and 3 Members Arrested For Posting Objectionable Content”

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  2. How did the police come to know of the content, which they found objectionable….until and unless they did not spy on a private whatsapp group illegally…then this post hold no value for a IT news blog such as fossbytes…if someone shared the content with the cop…then its no big deal….cops in India will arrest u for anything these days !

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  7. @shyamji chauhan – yes IT ACT 2000 has 90 sections but now some are added and some are removed and IT ACT 2008 is added in it. The Sections 34 & 157 are not IT Act Section. They are IPC.

  8. This is not new in Maharashtra. Police in MAHARASHTRA don't know Cyber Law & IT ACT perfectly. They have arrested many whatsapp admin and file a case against them under IT ACT.

    But the Cyber Law says "Any crime done using Computer or any electronic media is called Cyber Crime and who is doing it is called as Cyber Criminial." So it clearly mention the defination only that person is cyber criminal.

    So if any person send, forward, share any objectionable content then he is doing cyber crime. But not the person who is Admin of WhatsApp as his work is to manage the group and remove the content if any one says its objectionble. As Group Admin not sending or sharing any content. So its not his fault. Police is doing totaly illegal. They don't know IT ACT

    WhatsApp admin is not a WhatsApp appointed person. He just make the group and add the people in it. If any one says from group that this content is not good please remove it. He have to remove it. If he is not ready to remove then that person can do the complaint under IT ACT. And if that person really want to take action he have to take action against WhatsApp as WhatsApp don't have any filters. Any one can send anything.

    We all have to raise our voice for this misuse of IT ACT by Police. Else once day any one do anything and you will be arrested.

    If you don't want to raise your voic then better option is DON'T USE WHATSAPP, FACEBOOK or any electronic media.

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