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  Metros   Mumbai  18 Jul 2017  Despite complaint, cyber cell fails to shut obscene FB page

Despite complaint, cyber cell fails to shut obscene FB page

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRIYANKA NAVALKAR
Published : Jul 18, 2017, 2:24 am IST
Updated : Jul 18, 2017, 2:24 am IST

Instead, obscene videos are being continuously uploaded on the same page.

Videos pornographic in nature continue to be uploaded on the page.
 Videos pornographic in nature continue to be uploaded on the page.

Mumbai: Two days after The Asian Age reported a Kuwait resident’s complaint registered against a Facebook page displaying obscene photos of girls, there has been no action against the page. Instead, obscene videos are being continuously uploaded on the same page.

Surprisingly, the cyber police could have easily reported the Facebook page and blocked it but is still probing the case while the page continuous posting obscene content inviting men to strike a friendship and leave their contact numbers in the comments section. The complaint was registered by the cyber police on Saturday afternoon after Shaheen Sayyed, who resides in Kuwait with her husband, came across an objectionable Facebook post and made a complaint on Mumbai police’s twitter handle. The police has since been verifying the account details of the reported Facebook page but the investigation is struggling to see the light of day. In the meantime, this delay in the police’s action has resulted in the surfacing of three more obscene videos of a pornographic nature.

Ms Sayyed saw a Facebook post, while scrolling on the website, which had an objectionable picture of a few girls. When she clicked to see the Facebook page out of curiosity, she saw that the page had many such demeaning pictures of girls, both minor and major. The complainant immediately took to Mumbai police’s twitter handle to report the matter along with the link of the Facebook page and the twitter team replied saying cognisance would be taken.

Speaking to The Asian Age, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime) Akbar Pathan said, “The offence has been registered by the cyber police, and the probe is on. The development of obscene videos surfacing on the page will be looked into during probe and appropriate action will be taken.”

While the complaint was registered on Saturday, videos were uploaded on Sunday and Monday and the cyber police could have primarily shut the page on a temporary basis till no illegal activity or obscene content was found on the Facebook page.

Tags: facebook, cyber police
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)