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3 accused in Milkha fake website case held

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, April 25, 2014
First Published: 19:06 IST(25/4/2014) | Last Updated: 19:10 IST(25/4/2014)

All the three accused in the case relating to the fake website and Facebook profile of legendary athlete Milkha Singh were arrested here on Friday. They were later released on bail.

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The UT cyber cell had registered an FIR under sections 66, 66A, 66C, 66D of the IT Act, and section 201 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Atir Khan, Sanjeev Kumar Singh, and Azfar of Net Gains India Internet Pvt Ltd on Monday.

Deputy superintendant of police (DSP) and head of UT cyber cell, Rajesh Kalia, said, “When our team visited Delhi to arrest the accused, they were not found. The team left a notice for them. All three of them came and surrendered. Since it is a bailable offence, they were bailed out immediately after the arrest".

The case
In mid-February, city-based lawyer Terminder Singh had filed a complaint on behalf of Milkha Singh at the public window at Police Headquarters in Sector 9.

The complaint sought registration of a case under the Information Technology Act and sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security) and 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against unidentified persons who created the fake website, milkhasingh.co.in.

The complaint also mentioned that the unidentified accused were well aware of the fact that the complainant was a renowned personality, and for that reason, they created the website in a well-planned criminal conspiracy to use Milkha's name to achieve financial gains and benefits for themselves.

Cyber-cell officials had then tracked down the IP address of the site to the Delhi-based firm, Net Gains. On investigation, IP addresses of two different companies were received - one being that of Tata, and the other Airtel.

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