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WhatsApp porn group admin arrested in Mumbai for allegedly adding a woman

The 24-year-old accused was the administrator of the WhatsApp group called 'Triple XXX'.

  • Published: November 27, 2018 10:31 AM IST
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A WhatsApp group admin has been arrested by the Mumbai Police on Thursday for allegedly adding a woman to a group where pornographic content was shared. The 24-year-old accused Mustaq Ali Shaikh was the administrator of the WhatsApp group called ‘Triple XXX’. According to the police, he added a Mumbai-based housewife in the ‘Triple XXX’ group in September.

As per the victim’s complaint, she initially ignored the group because she assumed it to be a prank by her friend, but later realized that nude pictures and porn videos were being posted in the group. Later, she looked at the administrator and 12 group members’ numbers, but realized she did not know any of them. approached the police and informed them about this WhatsApp group called ‘Triple XXX’.

Shaikh was arrested from the Sion-Dharavi area on Thursday. It’s been reported that he accidentally added the complainant thinking the number belonged to his brother-in-law. Mumbai Police says that he has been booked for molestation and under sections of the Information Technology Act.

“During interrogation, he apologised and said that he may have accidentally added the complainant’s number. He said he thought the number belonged to his brother-in-law and did not remember how he had the complainant’s number,” investigating officer Maruti Shelke told TOI.

Shaikh’s phone have been seized by the police and have sent it to the Forensic Science Laboratory to retrieve its data. The Mumbai Police is looking for details of other members in the group who could become witnesses against Shaikh. The accused may face up to five years imprisonment under the IT Act, 2000.

  • Published Date: November 27, 2018 10:31 AM IST