New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Delhi police cyber cell on Wednesday arrested a class 12 student, who is above 18 years of age, for starting the 'Bois Locker Room' group on Instagram. The group was in the headlines for past few days over the obscene messages and morphed photos of underage girls shared by the members of the group.  

The apprehended boy studies in a school in Noida and have appeared for class 12 board exams this year, police said. Four group members, who all area majors, above 18 years, have joined the probe on Wednesday, a senior police official said.

The juveniles, who are part of the group, are being quizzed at their home in the presence of their parents and members of NGOs.

On Monday, a juvenile, who was also a group member, was apprehended. Ten members, including minors, of the Instagram group have also been identified, police said. The minor was also quizzed and the devices used to engage in the "offensive and vulgar communication" have been seized from the group members, police said.

"The CyPAD unit has sought information about the alleged group and it's members from Instagram. Their reply is awaited. The devices of the identified members of the group have been seized and sent for forensic analysis," said Anil Mittal, Additional PRO of Delhi Police.

Instagram had earlier said it takes the issue "very seriously" and does not allow such behaviour. It had said the objectionable content featuring minor girls was removed from the platform as soon as it was made aware of it.

Information about the group came to light after a girl shared screenshots of its activities. Following this, the group started being called out on social media. The police said during social media monitoring, it was noticed that the group was being used by the participants to share obscene messages and morphed pictures.

A case under relevant sections of IT Act and IPC was registered on Monday, officials said. Further action will be taken on the basis of material evidence that is gathered in the course of the investigation, they added. 

 

(With PTI Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan