A 25-year-old man was on Wednesday sent to one-day police remand for generating a fake email ID in his neighbour's name to file a complaint regarding a school building.
However, police claim Jappreet Singh is not the accused. Instead, his father Sandeep Bhatia created the ID and blamed his son.
According to police, Bhatia is trying to shield himself and saying that his son created the ID. He has been claiming that his son is a minor so that he can be spared legal action.
However, since Bhatia failed to produce the age proof of his son and police established Jappreet’s age as 25, he was sent to police remand.
In April, Rita Chowdhry, the mother of former Miss India Ekta Chowdhry, filed a complaint with the cyber crime cell against an unknown person for creating her fake email ID. She took the action after officials of the town and country planning department visited her house to act on her ‘complaint’.
Through the fake ID, Bhatia had allegedly complained to the town and country planning department regarding violation of building norms at an upcoming school in DLF Phase 2.
After the cyber crime cell investigated the matter, they found out that the accused was a neighbour of the complainant.
In addition to various sections of IT Act, the Gurgaon police have slapped a section of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Bhatia for misleading the police by producing fake affidavits of his son.
“He submitted an affidavit signed by an SDM in Delhi. Jappreet has been taken on one-day remand,” said cyber crime cell inspector Suresh Kumar.