Odisha cop issues advisory to check spread of obscene videos

22 Nov 2017

In an attempt to check circulation of obscene videos on social media, the Odisha Police today issued an advisory, listing out the legal implications of such activities. The police action comes after reports of such videos being spread came to light in Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts. "We have issued an advisory for both the police and the public to help check circulation of such obscene videos and pictures," DGP R P Sharma told reporters in sideline of a function here. Some people are found engaging in taking pictures and videos of various physical acts and disseminating them on the Internet with an intention to harass and blackmail the victim leaving him/her in mental trauma, Sharma said.
The advisory said such activities will attract punishment under various sections of the IPC. "If you come across circulation of any objectionable viral pictures/videos in any of the social networking platforms, one should report about it at the nearest local police station or at cyber crime police station for taking necessary legal action," it said. Educational institutions and government officials are also requested to create awareness in the society, especially among the youth regarding the issue, the advisory added. (PTI)