Delhi police on Friday arrested Sumit Verma going by the nickname ‘The Crazy Sumit’ for objectionable ‘prank’ videos on YouTube.
The police were on hunt for him after an FIR was lodged against him for posting video that invited widespread criticism on social media.
A case was registered last week against Sumit Verma under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of IPC and Section 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of IT Act.
Verma and his associate Satyajeet, who filmed the video, were arrested from Gurgaon by Delhi Police’s Crime Branch unit, police said. The purported video was taken down following criticism on social media but the video had come under the scanner of Delhi Police.
There’s A Difference B/w Prank & Molestation. This Is A Serious Act Of Molestation In Public. Action Must Be Takenpic.twitter.com/QLz0XwuZJp— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) January 7, 2017
The video was apparently shot in the popular Connaught Place area and were uploaded on the video-sharing website by the young man via his Youtube channel The Crazy Sumit. In the video, the boy could be seen kissing girls randomly on the street and running away.
Verma, whose YouTube channel goes by the title ‘The Crazy Sumit’, is active on the social media platform since 2015 and posts prank videos. He has over 1.5 lakh subscribers.
After the backlash on the “kissing and running” video, he had issued an apology through another video which was also taken down.