A 21-year-old individual from Haridwar, Uttarakhand, named Adarsh Saini, has been apprehended by the Delhi Police for allegedly disseminating obscene depictions of Hindu goddesses on the internet. This arrest follows the recent intervention of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), which brought this matter to the attention of law enforcement.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Hemant Tiwari, who leads the IFSO/Cyber Crime Unit, the accused, Adarsh Saini, a graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, aimed to frame a business rival in a fabricated case. To achieve this, he devised a conspiracy to circulate explicit images under the rival’s name.
21-year-old arrests in Haridwar
On October 29, the DCW issued a formal notice to the police after receiving a complaint from an individual using the alias ‘Apurva Verma.’ The complaint concerned the sale of these offensive images, prompting an immediate investigation.
Initially, it was discovered that the sender of the offensive content identified themselves as ‘Rahul Kumar’ and even provided bank account details for receiving payments from content buyers. The police traced the initial suspect to Darbhanga district in Bihar but found that someone was attempting to tarnish his reputation.
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With the assistance of cyber experts, the police team unveiled that the real culprit had used fraudulent email IDs to transmit the offensive material. Eventually, Adarsh Saini was successfully located and apprehended.
During the interrogation, the accused disclosed that he had recently completed his BBA degree from a private university in Dehradun and had started an online gaming business. He had established a website where he provided gaming IDs to customers. His business suffered significant losses due to a similar website created by Rahul Kumar, leading Saini to seek revenge.
After circulating the offensive content online in Kumar’s name, Adarsh, using another fake identity, ‘Apurva Verma,’ filed numerous complaints with law enforcement agencies and the DCW to initiate legal action against Kumar.
Furthermore, a WiFi router, which was used for these criminal activities, was seized from the accused during the arrest.