Creator of deepfake video of actor Rashmika Mandanna arrested, says Delhi Police

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By PTI

Published : Jan 20, 2024, 3:18 PM IST

In connection with a deepfake video of actor Rashmika Mandanna that went viral on social media, Delhi Police announced on Saturday that it had detained a guy. According to an official, the accused, who is thought to be the video's creator, was taken into custody in south India and transferred to Delhi, where he is currently undergoing questioning.

In connection with a deepfake video of actor Rashmika Mandanna that went viral on social media, Delhi Police announced on Saturday that it had detained a guy. According to an official, the accused, who is thought to be the video's creator, was taken into custody in south India and transferred to Delhi, where he is currently undergoing questioning.

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday said it has arrested a man in connection with a deepfake video of actor Rashmika Mandanna that was widely circulated on social media. The accused, who is suspected to be the creator of the video, was arrested from south India and has been brought to Delhi, an official said, adding that he was being interrogated.

On November 10, an FIR was registered under Indian Penal Code sections 465 (punishment for forgery) and 469 (forgery for purpose of harming reputation) and sections 66C and 66E of the Information Technology Act at the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) Unit of the Delhi Police's Special Cell.

Soon after registering the FIR, the IFSO Unit wrote to Meta to get the URL and other details to identify the accused who made the video and put it on the social media, officials added.

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