Hyderabad: Cyber crime books cases against web journalists

Hyderabad: The cyber crime police at CCS have registered two cases against dozens of web journalists in connection with the showing the video related to a minor girl at Jubilee Hills. Taking suo-moto action over the alleged viral video, the Hyderabad police have initiated action against a few web journalists  and also YouTubers.

After the BJP legislator Raghunandan Rao at a press meet revealed the video and photographs purportedly taken by the youths depicting the victim girl accompanying the accused  persons. Later, the same video went viral on social media resulting in outrage. Few YouTubers and web journalists have also shown the same video on their channels and pages.

Two cases under IPC section 153A (promoting enmity between the two groups), 469 (Forgery harming the reputation of any party),  505(1)(b) ( intent to incite against any other class or community) section 23 POCSO act and also section 77 of Juvenile justice act.

Soon after the registration of the FIRs, the cyber crime cops have summoned a few web journalists to the Central Crime Station (CCS) late Sunday night and served them notices under  CrP.c section 41A and they have been asked to file replies by June 8.

Earlier the DCP west zone Joel Davis has strictly warned those who try to broadcast or show video resulting in disclosing the identity of the victim girl of the gang rape.