Updated: March 27, 2015 3:30:58 am
The CBI, which is probing videos of rapes or gangrapes of unidentified victims uploaded on social networking sites and MMS services by unknown persons, has now approached the Indian Central Emergency Computer Response Team (CERT-In) in order to ascertain the origin of the videos.
CBI sources Thursday said the agency had also approached the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, asking it to appoint a nodal officer to coordinate technical efforts to establish where the videos were uploaded from. Sources said the investigation agency has also written to Google for assistance.
The CBI has sent the videos for forensic analysis to get leads on the identities of the culprits and the locations where the crimes took place.
The CBI is probing eight Regular Cases (RCs) and one Preliminary Enquiry (PE) in connection with the uploaded videos—all of separate incidents. Six FIRs relate to gangrape, abduction or kidnapping, and dissemination of sexual violence against women, the seventh pertains to rape, abduction or kidnapping and dissemination of sexual violence against women and the eighth FIR pertains to making sexual act, capturing images without consent and dissemination of sexual violence against women.
The CBI’s PE relates to the beating up of unidentified small children by an unidentified man.
On Monday night, the CBI had arrested an accused from Bhubaneswar who is allegedly the culprit filmed in one of the videos. According to the CBI, accused Subrat Sahu alias Kalia was arrested in connection with the case pertaining to recording a sexual act with an unidentified young girl without her consent, and then disseminating it.
CBI sources said there were two accused in the case – — Sahu who was involved in the sexual act and an accomplice who recorded it without the victim’s consent. The scene of offence is likely to be in Bhubaneswar, and it is suspected to have taken place around 2010, sources added.
The CBI has announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh in each case for information.
New Delhi: The CBI Tuesday got seven days custody of Subrat Sahu, who was arrested from Bhubaneswar in connection with the circulation of a sex video, for his interrogation. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal allowed Sahu’s custodial interrogation after the CBI moved an application seeking 10-day custody, saying it needed time to take him to Bhubaneswar to ascertain the place and time of offence and for corroboration of evidence. Sahu was arrested on March 24. (ENS)
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