Odisha sex scandal: CBI visits house where MMS was shot

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar, Mar 29:

As part of its ongoing probe into the high-profile VSS Nagar sex scandal, a CBI team from Delhi reached the Odisha capital along with the main accused Subrat Sahu alias Kalia and raided a house in Bhimtangi area in the city where the MMS clip was allegedly shot.

Kalia Sahu being led away by CBI sleuths
Kalia Sahu being led away by CBI sleuths

The video was shot in 2010 by an unknown man in which Sahu, a builder by professions, was seen i a sexual act with his receptionist. CBI is on the lookout for the unknown man who shot the video using a mobile phone camera.

As per information provided by CBI sources, it had earlier conducted simultaneous raids at four places, including Kalia’s rented house at VSS Nagar (Plot No. BL 5) and his office and residence at GGP Colony (Plot No. 912/913) in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. The cops had seized several pen drives and CDs from his office and residence.

The digital storage devices contained naked videos of different girls with Kalia. CBI is trying to figure out the motive behind making these videos.

CBI has also found out that Sahu used to take houses on rent, lure girls in, indulged in sexual act with them and record the act.

He had used the Bhimtangi house under Airfield police station to make the video with his receptionist.

It may be noted that the MMS clip of the receptionist first leaked out back in 2010, following which the girl lodged a verbal complaint with the Commissionerate Police.

Later, she had filed a petition with the Supreme Court with the help of a voluntary organization.

Sahu was arrested on March 24 after the Supreme Court ordered the CBI to probe the videos of sexual acts, including rapes or gang rapes, of unidentified victims uploaded on social networking sites, including WhatsApp, by unknown people.

CBI booked Sahu on charges of common intention, propagating obscene material and assault to woman with intent to outrage her modesty under provisions of Indian Penal Code, besides sections of the Information Technology Act relating to violation of privacy and publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form.

The apex court had taken suo motu note of a letter of Hyderabad-based NGO Prajwala on the posting of two rape videos on WhatsApp and asked CBI to launch a probe forthwith to nab the culprits.

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