Maharashtra Police to Take Action Against Those Circulating Deceased Actor’s Pictures

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Maharashtra Police to Take Action Against Those Circulating Deceased Actor’s Pictures

G Plus News | June 15, 2020 13:59 hrs

GUWAHATI: Maharashtra Cyber Police Department’s nodal agency for cyber-crime investigation has directed citizens to refrain from circulating pictures of the deceased Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput who reportedly committed suicide on June 14.

The police department also warned people of legal action if they continue to share pictures of the actor’s dead body, under the Information Technology Act, IPC.

“We've observed that certain users are using social media platforms for posting offensive / abusive / defamatory / malicious posts. Maharashtra Cyber Police Dept., the nodal agency for cyber crime investigation in Maharashtra hereby issues a notice under Section 149 of CRPC (1/n),” read a tweet posted by official account of Maharashtra Cyber, nodal agency for cyber security and cybercrime investigation for Maharashtra, which was one among a series of tweets.

“To all such users posting offensive messages to refrain from doing so as it is an offense under Information Technology Act, IPC and other laws of the land. Any user found violating the provisions of the said laws will have to face strict penal action. (2/n)” read another tweet.

“We will be issuing separate notices individually also, to users posting offensive messages in their inboxes. Please cooperate with Maharashtra Cyber Police Department and be a responsible netizen. (3/n)” read a third tweet on the official twitter handle.

Post-mortem report of the Bollywood actor had been submitted by a team of 3 doctors who conducted the autopsy today. 

Reports were submitted at the Bandra Police Station in Mumbai which confirmed that Sushant had died of asphyxiation due to hanging.

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