Viral SEX Video led to Suspension of BJP Leaders

Police registered case under Section of IT act 67

One Person was arrested from Banjar in the case, More arrests were expected in coming days

Kullu: QNB

The BJP has suspended a party leader and an office-bearer of its youth wing in Kullu after a video allegedly shows them in a compromising position was circulated on social media.

The Himachal Pradesh Police registered a case on Saturday under the Information Technology Act and warned the people against sharing the video, officials said Sunday.

The 12.35-minute video was reportedly shot a few months ago by the two people themselves. It is suspected that the now-suspended BJYM leader’s wife got her hand on the video after the woman sent it to her husband through WhatsApp in February.

An audiotape of the wife’s 13.05-minute conversation with the woman involved in the case in which she asks her to stay away from her husband was also released.

The two leaders, who were associated with the Kullu district unit of the BJP and the party’s youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), have been suspended, state BJP vice president Ganesh Dutt told PTI.

A First Information Report (FIR) was registered on Saturday after the woman seen in the video moved the police, Kullu Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh said.

He said the FIR was registered under sections 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) and 67 A (punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act in electronic form) of Information Technology Act, 2000, at Banjar police station, he added.

The district police chief warned social media users against sharing the video or photos of the incident.

“Appropriate legal action will be taken against those who have already shared it, will share it in the future or will keep it,” the district police chief said.

When asked, the SP said legal action would also be taken against the leader’s wife if she is involved in making the video public.

However, he said no action is possible against those who have already deleted the video. Several websites and WhatsApp group admins have deleted the video after registration of the FIR, he added.