Accused of sending porn clip to a WhatsApp group of social activists, Goa Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Babu Kavlekar has claimed that his phone was hacked. The porn clips were sent to the WhatsApp group post-midnight and Kavlekar has filed a police complaint in this regard.
In the complaint, the Goa deputy CM claimed that the porn clip was sent to the WhatsApp group when he was fast asleep and nowhere near the phone. Kavlekar claimed that some miscreants had sent the porn clip to a WhatsApp group ‘Villages of Goa’. He said that the video was intentionally masked in his name with criminal intent.
Was fast asleep, claims Kavlekar
Kavlekar has pointed out that the video was sent to only one of the several messaging groups he is part of. “Also, the time when this message was sent, I was nowhere near the phone and I was fast asleep. There have been many such attempts in the recent history to defame my name and project a wrong image of me in front of the public,” the deputy chief minister alleged.
“I demand strong action against all miscreants and unscrupulous individuals who have criminally hacked/tampered with my mobile phone and uploaded and transmitted obscene material,” Kavlekar wrote to the police.
Kavlekar had switched from the Congress to the BJP last year and was rewarded with the number two post in the government instead of Goa Forward Party’s Vijai Sardesai, who was dropped.
Goa Congress files complaint against Kavlekar
Following the development, the Opposition parties have also gone to the police against the deputy CM. The Goa Congress has filed a complaint accusing Kavlekar of posting a vulgar video to the WhatsApp group at 1.20 am on Monday.
Another complaint, by the women’s unit of the Goa Forward Party, calls for an FIR against him and says: “Knowing full well that the video is completely lascivious in nature and containing sexually explicit content, was in fact porn, he still went ahead and shared it on a public group thereby transmitting it in electronic form.”
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