Mumbai: Three people have been arrested from Haryana by Mumbai Police in connection with “derogatory” and “abusive” remarks against women during chats on Clubhouse app.
One of the three, identified as Kla XD aka Akash, has been arrested from Karnal, while the other two have been apprehended by Faridabad near Delhi.
Police has got three days transit remand for 19-year-old Akash. The other accused are, 21-year-old B.Com student Jeshnav Kakkar and Yash Parashar, who is 22-year-old who is also a law student.
“We have registered a case against a vulgar Clubhouse app chat and arrested one person from Karnal, Haryana and is taken to 3 days SIT remand. two other accused are picked up from Faridabad and the process for their transit remand is in progress,” Milind Bharambe, Joint CP Crime, said.
Accused Akash was the unsuccessful moderator and there were many other participants, including women. The police is now trying to identify the audio clips that were being shared on the app. Whoever the police identifies or raises suspicion over would be called for investigation.
Milind Bharambe further informed that two chat rooms were created on the Clubhouse app, one on January 16 and the other on January 19 in which many participants were involved in making derogatory remarks against women and even going to an extent where they talked about auctioning women’s body parts.
Earlier this week, a video clip of the Clubhouse chat was shared on microblogging site, Twitter, in which participants were heard discussing Muslim women under the topic ‘Muslim Gals are more beautiful than Hindu Gals’.
Reports claim that participants were even heard drawing comparisons between the Babri masjid demolition and sexual intercourse with Muslim women.
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Maliwal then issued a notice to the cybercrime cell of the Delhi Police, demanding action against people making derogatory remarks.
“In the said conversation, participants can be clearly heard making obscene, vulgar, and defamatory remarks over women and girls especially from the Muslim community,” the notice stated.
The arrest of three people comes a day after the Delhi police sought details from the Clubhouse app and Google about the organiser of the audio group chat.
first published:Jan. 21, 2022, 3:34 p.m.