The Hush Post | 7:55 pm | One-minute read
Bhartiya Janta Party suspended a party leader and an office-bearer of the youth wing in Kullu district after a video showing them in a compromising position was circulated on social media.
On Saturday, July 27, the Himachal Pradesh police filed a case under the Information Technology Act. The police officials reportedly warned the people against sharing the video.
According to the reports, the two accused themselves shot the 12.35-minute video a few months ago. It is suspected that the suspended BJYM (Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha) leader’s wife watched the video after the accused woman sent it to him in February.
A 13.05-minute audio clip was also released in the case where the BJYM leader’s wife asks the accused woman to stay away from her husband as per an India Today report.
Himachal Pradesh BJP vice president Ganesh Dutt reportedly said that the two leaders who were associated with Kullu district unit of BJP and BJYM have been suspended as per a news report in News 18.
Kullu Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh said that on Saturday, an FIR was registered under sections 67 (punishment form publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) and 67 A (punishment for publishing and transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act in electronic form) of Information Technology Act, 2000.
“Appropriate legal action will be taken against those who have already shared it, will share it in the future or will keep it,” he said.
Further, he said that legal action will be taken against the leader’s wife if she tries to make the video public. However, no action is possible against those who have already deleted the video.
Under section 67 A of IT Act, any person found sharing such video may be punished on first conviction with fine up to Rs five lakh and imprisonment of three years.