First Cyberporn case conviction in Odisha, man gets 6-year jail with fine


First ever conviction in a cyberporn case in Odisha, a court in Puri on Friday sentenced an RTI activist to six years in prison and imposed a fine of Rs 9,000. It is believed to be the first conviction in a cyber crime in the state of Odisha.

RTI activist Jayant Kumar Das was arrested by the state Crime Branch in 2012 for allegedly making obscene comments about a journalist’s wife on a porn site.

Special director general of police (crime) B K Sharma said Das defamed the woman to take revenge on her husband for writing against his illegal money lending business.

The accused had posted personal details of the victim, including her mobile phone number and address, on website, police said.

After her personal info was posed on the site, the victim started receiving calls from numerous persons enquiring about her interest in paid sex and wife swapping.

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The conviction was procured on evidence, including crucial witness statements of scientists from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Kolkata.