Thiruvananthapuram/Nagpur: In a quirk of fate, the promoters of controversial “Kiss of Love” campaign that generated a lot of heat across the country, were on Wednesday arrested by Kerala police on the charges of running online sex racket. The kingpins of the “Kiss……” campaign Rahul Pashupalan and his wife Resmi R Nair, were among the nine persons arrested for allegedly helping helping a paedophile group.
Police said some of those arrested in a statewide raid conducted on Tuesday night, had allegedly uploaded pictures of school- and college-going girls on a Facebook page and posted derogatory comments. They added that the cyber police wing got information about an online sex racket that was operating through websites and social media platforms like Facebook.
The “Kiss of Love” campaign started as a movement against moral policing. It was begun after a mob of attackers demolished a coffee shop in North Kerala’s Kozhikode city alleging it was a venue for “immoral activity” like the public display of affection by couples.
“Rahul and Resmi have allegedly helped a group which is into supplying children for paedophiliacs. It’s too early to comment on their roles in the group,” said DIG S Sreejith who led the raids. Police said some people tried to ram a vehicle into them as they were taking Resmi into custody. One of the arrested people is a Kasargod gangster, Akbar. Three of the nine arrested are said to be from other states.