Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 20:

A youth was today arrested by Twin City Commissionerate police from the outskirts of Odisha capital for allegedly posting objectionable content on social media to defame a woman lawyer in the city.

Jinesh Sahoo

According to police sources, the accused identified as Jinesh Sahoo was apprehended from the outskirts of the city for his alleged complicity in the case.

He was arrested under section 465, 469, 501, 506, 507 r/w sec 66 (e) of IT Act.

According to reports, the accused allegedly created a fake account in the name of the woman lawyer and posted derogatory comments and obscene photographs on social media to denigrate her. Besides, he had threatened to attack her with acid.

A complaint in this regard was lodged with Badagada police station here on January 15.

On the following day, the Bhubaneswar Bar Association members staged a road blockade near the court pressing for arrest of the culprit. Thereafter, the lawyers resorted to cease work since Tuesday demanding arrest of the accused.

They had threatened to intensify their stir should police failed to arrest the accused by Friday afternoon.