Amravati Police have seized about 150 porn clippings, some of these, featuring college girls from various cities of Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region.
The clippings are part of a scandal in which the girls featured for monetary gains. Many girls from Vidarbha towns, including 14 to 15 from Amravati, are allegedly involved in the scandal, they said.
Police had called the girls concerned for interrogation but they refused to reveal details. Commissioner of police Amitesh Kumar said that it appeared that the recording of the clips was done with the consent of girl but published without permission. A large number of pornographic clips were found in the memory card and CPU of Gupta which were sold at a rate of Rs 50 a piece. A few months back, the state government had released a circular banning the use of mobile phones in school and college by students.
Police had nabbed Ankit Gupta and Lokesh Rathod on December 29 for making MMS of a girl public. Lokesh was said to have an affair with the girl and had made clippings of his private meetings with the help of Ankit. Therefore, the police seized the CPU of Ankit, who owned a mobile shop in the city, to get more clues in the case. But Ankit had already deleted data in CPU. Therefore, it was sent to the forensic laboratory. The police found over 132 obscene and porno clippings some of which were downloaded from internet. The cops also recovered over 15 clippings of girls some of whom hailed from Nagpur and Wardha. It was known that the accused had sold clippings to some students and others in the city.