Union minister Farooq Abdullah has become the latest victim of cyber crime. He lodged a complaint with the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police after he learnt that some unknown people had opened a fake Twitter account in his name and had posted “objectionable, indecorous and intemperate things” on the page, which also carried his photograph.
A key aide of the minister said Abdullah found out about his fake account on the social networking site on Friday, after which he lodged a complaint with the cyber cell of Delhi Police. “The minister does not have a Twitter account,” he said, asserting that the account in his name was fake.
Abdullah told police that he had never opened an account, nor had he authorised anyone to do so on his behalf. According to a ministry official, Abdullah has expressed anguish over the misuse of social networking sites by unscrupulous elements, which are a boon to spread information and freedom of expression.