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J-K Governor follows Pak PM on Twitter for a day. Hacked, says his office

The matter has been reported to the Jammu and Kashmir Police to take necessary follow up action as per law and find out who the miscreants are, the spokesperson said.

india Updated: Apr 30, 2019 22:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jammu
J-K Governor,Twiitter,Satya Pal Malik
Jammu district SSP Tejinder Singh said, “The cyber cell is looking into the hacking of Governor’s twitter handle. The progress made into the investigations will be shared later.”

The Jammu and Kashmir Raj Bhawan was on Tuesday left red-faced after the official twitter handle of Governor Satya Pal Malik was allegedly hacked showing him as a follower of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

“The Twitter handle of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik was hacked by some mischievous elements following which the matter was reported to police, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson said.

“It was noticed today that the Governor J&K’s Twitter handle was hacked by some mischievous elements and he was shown as follower of Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan Twitter Handle,” the spokesperson said.

The moment it was noticed, necessary corrections were made to the account and the Imran Khan Twitter Handle was un-followed, he said.

The matter has been reported to the Jammu and Kashmir Police to take necessary follow up action as per law and find out who the miscreants are, the spokesperson said.

Jammu district SSP Tejinder Singh said, “The cyber cell is looking into the hacking of Governor’s twitter handle. The progress made into the investigations will be shared later.”

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah was quick to react on his Twitter handle.

“Very kind “hacker”. He/she only used his/her access to follow Imran Khan & then quietly left the account access untouched. Raj Bhavan was able to immediately undo this one change. If I ever get hacked God please give me such a kind hearted hacker,” he posted.

First Published: Apr 30, 2019 21:33 IST