Smooth Criminals

Man Arrested For Texting Porn to Delhi Police’s WhatsApp Helpline

He claims he wanted to help police end the pornography industry. Okay.
Great for fighting crime and also porn. (Facebook)

Great for fighting crime and also porn. (Facebook)

Police in Delhi, India should have known this was going to happen when they set up a WhatsApp helpline to fight corruption earlier this summer.

A man has been arrested for allegedly sending a number of porn clips to the Delhi Police’s WhatsApp account, DNAIndia reports

The man, identified as Chandan Singh, reportedly began the barrage by sending a single porn clip to the helpline. When asked to stop, Mr. Singh allegedly responded by sending two more videos.

Here’s the best part of the story: When Mr. Singh was brought into police custody and interrogated about the incident, he “claimed that he has sent that video as he wanted to put a stop on the pornographic industry by bringing it to police’s notice.” Makes sense.

The Delhi Police launched the WhatsApp helpline on Aug. 6 so that civilians could send in tips about corruption within the police force.

Besides the unfortunate porn incident, the helpline actually seems to have been quite successful so far, leading to the investigation of five police officers a mere week after launching.

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