Some days back, a YouTuber by the name Crazy Sumit posted the ‘Kiss and Run’ prank video on YouTube, which went viral drawing widespread criticism from all over the country. Though Crazy Sumit issued an apology later claiming he meant it just as a ‘joke’, it didn’t do any good for him as demands of his arrest rose every day.
Initially, a case was registered against Sumit under Section 354 of the IPC and Section 67 of the IT Act (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form). However, the police is now in the process taking legal advice to ascertain whether section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) will be applicable or not.
Sumit and Satyajit Kadyan (Sumit’s friend and cameraman) have claimed that the girls in the ‘Kiss and Run’ prank video were their friends and knew that the prank video would be later uploaded on YouTube. However, when officials from Delhi Police Crime Branch questioned the girls, they were told by the girls that they were aware of the prank video but did not know that the video would be uploaded on YouTube.
As the statements of both the parties are in contradiction with each other, the Delhi Crime Branch is now considering questioning the girls, Sumit and Kadyan together to get more clarity.