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Delhi Police investigating 18 cases where photos of women were uploaded on Facebook to defame them: MHA

The Delhi Police has registered FIRs to probe 18 cases in which photos and mobile numbers of women were uploaded on Facebook to defame them.

PTI Reported by: PTI New Delhi Published on: June 25, 2019 15:19 IST
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The Delhi Police has registered FIRs to probe 18 cases in which photos and mobile numbers of women were uploaded on Facebook to defame them, the Home Ministry said on Tuesday.

The ministry was asked whether the government is aware that in 2018, the photos and mobile numbers of many women were uploaded on Facebook to defame them as call girls and the police has not taken any action against the culprits even after the registration of the complaint in the crime branch.

Delhi Police registers all cognizable complaints with an objective that no crime, especially crime against the vulnerable groups including women and girls, goes unreported and action in all such cases is taken as per provisions of law, it said.

In 2018, 18 such cases were registered in which photos and mobile numbers of women were uploaded to defame them, the ministry said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. 

In 2019 (up to May 31), two such cases were registered. 

"Appropriate legal action has been taken in all such cases. 13 persons have been arrested in these cases," it said.

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