Lalu Prasad’s FB page hacked, objectionable posts prompt complaint

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patna
  • Updated: Mar 17, 2016 13:08 IST
Lalu Prasad’s Facebook page was hacked on Wednesday. (Facebook creengrab)

A group of unidentified people hacked into Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s Facebook page and posted objectionable remarks against the former chief minister and other politicians, police said on Wednesday.

The hackers allegedly put their logo on the homepage of Prasad, police said.

Hours later, Prasad’s son and deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav removed the malicious content and lodged an FIR at the Sachivalaya police station in Patna.

The FIR was lodged under sections 419 (punishment for cheating by personation), 420 (cheating and dishonesty inducing delivery of property) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, the police said.

Police said Prasad’s Facebook page was under maintenance and currently offline.

“The objectionable contents posted by hackers have now been removed,” said a police official attached to the cyber crime cell.

One of India’s most popular politicians who is known for his quick wit, Prasad has 626,000 followers on Facebook.

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