FIR against unknown person for impersonating Hrithik
The actor had even complained to the police commissioner that someone had allegedly created a fake email account in his namemumbai Updated: Mar 31, 2016 01:27 IST
The cyber police station has recently registered a FIR against an unknown person for allegedly impersonation actor Hrithik Roshan by creating a fake email ID in his name and using it to chat with the actor’s fans.
An officer from the cyber police station said they have registered a FIR under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act against the person for allegedly committing identity theft and impersonation.
Hrithik’s father Rakesh Roshan had approached the police station earlier this month with a written complaint, reminding them of the complaint made in December 2014 to initiate action against the person. Back then Hrithik had even complained to the Mumbai police commissioner after getting to know that someone else has allegedly created a fake email account in his name. The actor got worried when he was told that a girl had sent her controversial pictures to the fake email account presuming it was his.
Hrithik, in a letter to the then police commissioner Rakesh Maria and the BKC cyber crime division, had said that a person is in contact with his friends and fans using a fake email address by the name of email@example.com. He got to know about the fake account when he started receiving calls from his friends asking why he was not replying to their emails. The impersonator allegedly communicated with Roshan’s fans and people from the film industry.
Hrithik wrote in the letter: “It is a well-known fact that many a times young girls and boys send their provocative and / or nude pictures and film clips to film personalities in vain hope that it could bring them some work. I am given to understand (sic) that a young girl has send a lot of such photographs and film clips on the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, thinking that she is sending it to me.” He also mentioned that if the said material used wrongly, it can prove detrimental to the girl and ruin his reputation.
DCP, cyber, M Raj Kumar and Hrithik’s lawyer Deepesh Mehta refused to comment on the development.
First Published: Mar 31, 2016 00:23 IST