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Cops investigate obscenity case against Bombay HC lawyer

The accused, Uday Warunjikar, was booked after a woman advocate approached the Azad Maidan police on August 23 claiming that Warunjikar sent her obscene images of himself.

The Mumbai police are investigating a case of obscenity filed against a High Court advocate last week after he allegedly sent “obscene selfies” of himself to a woman.

The accused, Uday Warunjikar, was booked after a woman advocate approached the Azad Maidan police on August 23 claiming that Warunjikar sent her obscene images of himself.

According to Azad Maidan police, Warunjikar was booked under sections 292 (sale, etc, of obscene books, etc), 383 (extortion) and 509 (words, gestures or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) under the Indian Penal Code. The complaint even alleged that Warunjikar asked for sexual favours.

“The case was registered after the woman approached us. The case is under investigation and we have not made any arrests. The images are being scrutinized by a forensic laboratory,” said a senior police officer with Azad Maidan police adding that they will verify if the photographs are morphed.

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When contacted, Warunjikar said he was not informed of the charges against him until Monday morning. “It was through a message that I learnt of the case about me, the police did not notify me about the case and neither have I been asked to give a statement yet. The case is bogus, forged and fabricated,” Warunjikar said.

First published on: 30-08-2016 at 01:43 IST
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