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Man arrested for impersonating ex-wife on FB

PTI  Phagwara, June 12, 2013
First Published: 12:33 IST(12/6/2013) | Last Updated: 13:27 IST(12/6/2013)

A woman's ex-husband was arrested on charges of creating her fake ID on Facebook, using offencive language on the social networking site for defaming her and for impersonation, criminal intimidation and defamation.

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Police said on Wednesday that the accused Hemant Chowdhary was arrested on Monday under Sections 66-A (sending offencive or false messages through communication service), 66-D (cheating by personation by using computer resource) of the IT Act and Sections 500 (punishment for defamation) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC.

Chowdhary was arrested after his ex-wife complained to the police and a case was registered by the Cyber Crime Cell. Local DSP Ashwani Kumar also helped with the investigations.

Since the offence was bailable, Chowdhary was later released on bail, police said.


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