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HindustanTimes Mon,20 Oct 2014

Chandigarh

Milkha's complaint on fake website yet to reach cyber cell
Jyotsna Jalali
Chandigarh, February 20, 2014
First Published: 10:52 IST(20/2/2014)
Last Updated: 10:56 IST(20/2/2014)

The complaint filed by legendry athlete Milkha Singh regarding his fake profile on social networking website Facebook (FB) and also a fake website using his name, with the UT police, seems to have become a mystery, as even after a week it has not reached the officials concerned.


So far, no inquiry has been initiated in the absence of complaint with the officials concerned.
While UT SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill told HT that the complaint filed by city-based advocate Terminder Singh on behalf of the athlete had been sent to the UT cyber cell, those from the cell said they haven't received any complaint so far.
The complaint in the matter had been filed about a week back at the public window at police headquarters, however its fate remains unknown.

Meanwhile, sources in the UT police said the complaint had not been traced down and was lost somewhere in the police headquarters.
Speaking to HT on Tuesday, Gill said, "The complaint has been sent to the cyber crime cell on Monday evening and they should be receiving it soon."

However on Wednesday, DSP Rajesh Kalia, in-charge of the cyber crime cell, said, "We haven't received any complaint so far and only after we receive the complaint, required proceedings will be initiated in the matter."
The lawyer on behalf of Milkha had sought the registration of a case under the Information Technology Act and sections 420, 467 and 468 of the Indian Penal Code against unidentified persons who have created the fake website - milkhasingh.co.in.
The complaint also mentioned that a fake Facebook profile had also been created and it was operational without the information or knowledge of Milkha.

The complaint further mentioned that the unidentified accused were aware of the fact that the complainant was a renowned personality, and they in a well-planned criminal conspiracy created the website in order to use Milkha's name to achieve financial gains and benefits for themselves. By doing so, they have committed the offence of cheating and creating fake website and Facebook account of the complainant.

 


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