Kiran Rao has filed a complaint with the cyber crime police department after she found out that someone had opened a fake account in her name. The person, was also chatting with Kiran’s family members and friends. Kiran Rao was surprised and she herself visited the page and found that somebody had uploaded her picture as her profile photo and impersonated as Kiran Rao.
Amir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao has stated that someone has opened a fake Facebook account in her name and has been chatting with her friends and family members. Police said, “We have registered a case against the unidentified person under relevant sections on the Information Technology Act. We are investigating to find out who the imposer is.”
Amir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao registers police complaint against Facebook impersonator.
Indian Police Service officer-turned-lawyer Y P Singh said excessive interest towards glamour leads to more attraction of readers. In a media statement, Y P Singh added, “The impersonator can be easily identified by the police from his IP address and apprehended. However, if the impersonator does mischief from outside India, it is nearly impossible to catch him and put him to trial under the provisions of the Information Technology Act or for cheating… However the actor can, in addition, file a case of civil damages against the impersonator.”
Due to lack of security measures, social media can often make virtual connections seem realistic which is the scary part. This had recently happened with Amitabh Bachchan who had tweeted out to his granddaughter’s Twitter account which was actually a fake account again. In fact, at a recent media interaction, Amitabh Bachchan also talked about how he discovered his own fake account.
According to reports, Kiran got to know of these strange happenings on social media through a contact, who the fake profile holder got in touch with. As revealed by a police officer, she lodged the complaint two days ago. They recorded her statement and then a FIR was lodged against an unknown person under sections 419 (cheating by personation) and 66C (identity theft) and 66D (cheating by impersonation by using computer resource) of the IT Act.
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