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Cong leader held for sharing obscene video in WhatsApp group

A Congress leader in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh was arrested for allegedly sharing an obscene video on a WhatsApp group, police said Friday.

Pawan Dubey, joint secretary of Bilaspur district Congress, was arrested on Thursday based on a complaint filed by women leaders and workers of Gaurela Block Congress at Gaurela police station in the district, Additional Superintendent of Police (Pendra-Gaurela) Pratibha Tiwari said.

Congress workers of Pendra, Gaurela and Marwahi development blocks have created a WhatsApp group for sharing information about paty-related activities. Several women leaders and workers are also part of the group, she said.

Dubey, a member of the group, allegedly shared a porn video in it on August 6, after which women members objected to it, the ASP said.

They lodged a complaint in this connection on August 7 and the accused was arrested next day, the ASP said.

He was booked under section 292 of the IPC and provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act, he said.

Dubey was produced before a local court, which remanded him in judicial custody on Friday, he added.