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Fake website case: Milkha Singh records statement in court to withdraw complaint

Olympian Milkha Singh appeared before the court of civil judge (junior division) Imambir Singh Dhaliwal to record his statement in the case pertaining to the fake website and Facebook profile of legendary athlete.

punjab Updated: Jan 19, 2017 18:27 IST
Aneesha Bedi
Milkha Singh
Olympian Milkha Singh (HT File Photo)

Olympian Milkha Singh appeared before the court of civil judge (junior division) Imambir Singh Dhaliwal to record his statement in the case pertaining to the fake website and Facebook profile of legendary athlete.

Singh stated before the court that the accused persons were young and hence should be given another chance, and they will not commit such a crime again.

The statement further read , “The compromise is completely voluntary, without any coercion or undue influence with my own free will.”

The court recorded the statement.

The accused persons who had created fake website had stated that they are ready to apologise for the mistake.

The decision on the application of the accused will be decided on the next date of hearing.

It emerged that if application is accepted than the FIR lodged against the accused persons will be quashed while striking a compromise.

The judge is yet to study whether the offences are compoundable or not.  

 The case 

In February 2014, Milkha Singh had submitted a complaint at the public window at police headquarters in Sector 9.

Terminder Singh, counsel for the complainant sought registration of a case under the IT 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.

Cyber-cell officials had tracked down the IP address of the site to the Delhi-based firm, Net Gains. On April 23, 2014, a case was registered against Atir Khan, Sanjeev Kumar Singh and Azfar of Net Gains India Internet Pvt Ltd. They were booked by the UT cyber cell under Sections 66, 66A, 66C, 66D of the Information Technology Act, and Section 201 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sector-3 police station.