DMRC has decided to initiate probe into reported leakage of footage

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to initiate an inquiry into the reported leak of objectionable video clips on metro premises to various websites. It has also reported the matter to the Cyber Crime Cell of Delhi Police.

“The DMRC is conducting a thorough inquiry into the reports of circulation of objectionable video clips. The management has taken serious cognizance of these reports and already reported the issue to the Cyber Crime Cell of the police,” said DMRC Corporate Communications executive director Anuj Dayal.

News reports on Tuesday suggested that footage of couples getting intimate in metro premises had reached international porn sites, with hundreds of clips uploaded to various websites.

CISF distances itself

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which provides security for the metro, has distanced itself from the leak stating it had no role to play in controlling the database into which the CCTV footage goes.

A CISF officer categorically stated that the force “did not have access, any link or control” over the database.

“The CCTV footage is only available in the metro system to train operators. It can only be accessed by train operators and senior DMRC officers. Data storage is not linked with any outside system.”

The officer suggested the footage may have been taken on mobile phones.

He said he had been able to access only two clips on YouTube, which were four minutes and three minutes long , and which could be termed indecent.

He also said the CISF personnel do not operate from control rooms in metro stations and could not have accessed the video footage or circulated the clips.

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