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Lewd MMS row: Baazee CEO arrested

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Last updated on: December 18, 2004 00:09 IST
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In a major development in the Delhi Public School MMS case, police on Friday arrested the CEO of auction website, Avnish Bajaj, and got a warrant issued against the boy student who allegedly indulged in the sexual act.

The India-born American citizen was arrested under Section 67 of the Information Technology Act (transmission of
obscene material through electronic media, Deputy Commissioner of Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police, Prabhakar, said.

Bajaj had been summoned by the police from the US two days back and was arrested after it was established that the website had sold eight CDs of the lewd MMS, Prabhakar said.

He said the website had allegedly put on display the controversial act for three days starting November 27.

Police has also got warrant issued against the expelled DPS boy student who allegedly indulged in sexual act with a school mate, recorded it on his camera and reportedly circulated it in the form of MMS.

Since the boy, son of a businessman, is a juvenile, various aspects are being considered before arresting him, Prabhakar said.

He said the girl, who allegedly participated in the sexual act, could also be questioned if necessary. The girl is said to have gone abroad after the incident came to light. She has been expelled from the school.

Prabhakar said the girl's family had filed no complaints so far.

Bajaj, the second person to be arrested in the case, will be produced in a court in New Delhi on Saturday, Prabhakar said.

Police had arrested a student of IIT, Kharagpur, Ravi Raj, for allegedly circulating the MMS.

Without revealing details of the investigations, the DCP hinted at more arrests in the case, saying "action will be
taken against all those found to have liability in the case."

Prabhakar said Ravi Raj had obtained the controversial act by Local Area Network (LAN). He had then allegedly sold it to for auction.

Police have claimed to have recovered Rs 17,000 from Ravi Raj which he had allegedly raised through the sale.


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