NEW DELHI: A failed UPSC aspirant, who had created two fake accounts on Twitter to post offensive content about two senior women IPS officers, was arrested from her house in central Delhi on Sunday.
The woman was preparing for the UPSC and saw the tug of war between paramilitary and IPS officers on social media, which was when she decided to post offensive content against the two officers.
Sujata Sahu (33) was living alone in Old Rajender Nagar area. Sources said Sujata Sahu was operating two Twitter accounts through mobiles, one by the name of @IRISHFOUNDATION and the other in the name of @uncivilservices, which was also known as ‘crocodile publication’.
‘Accused venting anger against 2 IPS women’
During an interrogation, Sahu told the police that she had been preparing for the Union Public Service Commission for some years. She had been facing marital problems after which she took a divorce. “She had filed several complaints against her husband but no action was taken. While preparing for the UPSC, she developed an antipathy towards the women officers. She saw discussions going on social media and to vent out her anger against the officers, she started tweeting. She had created the accounts and the posts were later removed,” said a source.
When TOI tried to check if the accounts were still active, they could not be opened. Two mobile phones and a tablet have been seized from the woman.
Earlier, two women IPS officers in Delhi had lodged a police complaint regarding the derogatory and offensive remarks made against them by the Twitter handles. Based on their complaint, the cyber-crime of Delhi Police had registered a case under Section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000, (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) and section 509 (word, gesture or Act intended to insult the modesty of a woman). Since the sections were bailable, the woman was released on bail.