Rashmika Mandanna Deepfake Row: Delhi Police takes action, registers FIR in viral video case
A day after actress Rashmika Mandanna’s deepfake video went viral on social media, Delhi police registered an FIR against unknown persons. According to the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency, the FIR was registered on Friday, November 10, under sections 465 (punishment for forgery) and 469 (forgery for the purpose of defamation) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 66C and 66E. of the Information Technology Act by the Fusion Intelligence and Strategic Operations Unit in the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.
The police said they have formed teams and started an investigation in the viral video case.
Earlier in the day, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had sent a notice to the city police regarding the video seeking action against the accused.
Not only that, but soon after Pushpa’s famous Rashmika video went viral on social media, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY) issued an advisory for social media platforms, highlighting the legal regulations governing deepfakes and the possible consequences of their creation. and spread.
DCW chief Swati Maliwal also informed about the FIR, filed by the Delhi Police in the Rashmika fake video case.
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Penalty under the advisory
Citing Section 66D of the Information Technology Act, 2000, the government counsel said, “Whoever, by means of any communication device or computer resource checkers by impersonation, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to one lakh rupees.” In relation to the non-converted person, Section 66D deals with ‘punishment for cheating by impersonation by using a computer resource’.
Rashmika Mandanna on work front
The pan-Indian actress will next be seen in Sandeep Reddy directorial Vanga Animal alongside Ranbir Kapoor. The film will hit the big screens on December 1. Apart from that, she also has a few Telugu flicks in her kitty including Allu Arjun-starrer Pushpa 2: The Rule.
Pushpa 2 is one of the most expensive Indian films of all time and is reportedly made on a whopping budget of Rs 500 crore. It is due to be released in cinemas on August 15 next year.
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