A local court has awarded five years imprisonment to a man for making a sexually explicit video of a female dental student after giving her a laced drink and posting it on Facebook.
The case pertains to 2012 when accused Ajay Shalikram Gajbhiye (40), a resident of Kamptee near here had allegedly uploaded on Facebook the video of a student from a city-based dental college in an apparent act of revenge as she had spurned his advances.
Gajbhiye, a medical representative was recently held guilty under Sections 66A, 66C, 66D and 67A of the Information Technology Act, 2010.
The accused came in contact with the girl during her college days in 2010 and soon they fell in love.
Later, differences cropped up between them and girl stopped seeing him.
On December 2011, Gajbhiye forcibly took the girl to a resort and gave her soft drinks laced with sedatives.
After she fell unconscious, the accused took her video in sexually explicit positions, according to the prosecution.
He then allegedly tried to exploit her and blackmailed her with that video after she refused his advances. She categorically refused all his demands and continued to avoid him.
After failing to achieve his aim, he somehow got her Facebook password and uploaded her video clip through it.
He also sent that clip to her friends and siblings.
It prompted her to lodge a complaint with MIDC Police in city on January 26, 2012, which was later transferred to newly constituted cyber crime cell of the Crime Branch.
During the course of investigation, the cyber crime cell found the explicit video was uploaded through Gajbhiye’s personal computer and it was traced to his IP address.
District Judge GP Shirsat also found Gajbhiye guilty under Section 328 of Indian Penal Code for administering stupefying drug with intent to cause hurt.
He was sentenced to five years imprisonment for this offence. He was further convicted of Section 354 of IPC and was sentenced to six months imprisonment.
The court ruled all three sentences would run concurrently which in legal terms means the accused would remain behind bars for maximum of five years.
He was also slapped with a fine of Rs 17,000.