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FIR registered against YouTube ‘kissing prankster’ Sumit

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 January 2017, 10:52 AM
FIR registered against YouTube ‘kissing prankster’ Sumit
FIR registered against YouTube ‘kissing prankster’ Sumit

Delhi Police has registered an FIR against YouTube ‘kissing prankster’ Sumit Verma, days after his kissing video went viral on social media.

In the viral video, Sumit was seen kissing random women in Connaught Place as a prank and running away. This video caught a rage amongst the audience and drew a lot of criticism on social media.

Delhi Police spokesperson Dependra Pathak confirmed the news and said that the FIR has been registered by the EOW under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC and 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the IT Act.

He also stated that the Cyber Cell has also written to Facebook and YouTube asking them to provide the details of person who uploaded the video.

"We request both social networking sites to share details of the service provider with us. We have also asked them to remove the videos from their websites,” Pathak added.

It was also reported that the social media platforms, where the video was being circulated, told the cops that they can share data only after legal action is initiated into the matter.

"Now than an FIR has been registered, it will be easy for the investigating officer (IO) to approach the service providers, including YouTube and Facebook, to identify the source through which the video was uploaded," a police official was quoted as saying.

First Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:44 AM

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