The Bihar police has arrested an engineering student who allegedly hacked the Facebook account of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad.
The Economic Offences Unit of Bihar Police nabbed the 20-year-old student, Divyanshu Kumar alias Golu, from Mehmadabad village in Vaishali and seized two Samsung mobile phones he is said to have used for hacking the Facebook account. He has been taken into judicial custody.
IG (EOU) JS Gangwar said that Divyanshu, a student of Patna Sahib Engineering College, had good knowledge of computer operations and social networking sites. “He hacked the Facebook page twice on March 8 and 11 and posted objectionable comments on it,” he added.
His interrogation led to the discovery various objectionable posts, including those with communal tinge, on his Facebook profile.
“Action will be taken in that regard also. The police will soon file a chargesheet against him,” said Gangwar. The sim card of one of the mobile phones used by Divyanshu was found to have been originally issued in the name of Vijay Kumar Singh, who resides in Saudi Arabia, the officer added.
“However, the police did not give up considering it an international matter and continued with the investigation, which led to Divyanshu,” he added.
Lalu Prasad’s son and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav had removed the malicious contents from the homepage and lodged an FIR with the Sachivalaya police station in Patna.
The FIR was lodged under sections 419 (punishment for cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating and dishonesty inducing delivery of property) and 406 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, police said.