Jindal, AIIMS professor fall prey to cyber crime

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on March 24, 2013

Naveen Jindal, Congress MP and CMD, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (File Photo)

The cyber cell of Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing has registered four cases of cyber crime in the past two days following complaints, including one from Congress MP Naveen Jindal and an AIIMS professor.

While Jindal has complained of “derogatory” postings on Facebook and demanded its blocking, AIIMS Orthopaedics Professor Prakash P Kotwal is aggrieved at derogatory e-mails and postings on social networking sites and blogs.

Two other complaints — harassment of a woman residing in south Delhi’s Munirka and cloning of the website of Ministry of Statistics and Implementation — have also been registered in the past two days, a senior police official said today.

In his complaint, Jindal said that unknown persons with “ulterior motives” want to “tarnish” his image and that it has come to his knowledge that some community pages have come up in his name in Facebook with defamatory and abusive messages.

“There are also some messages posted on the said pages representing as that having posted by me...I suspect that these pages have been created with ulterior motives and may be part of a larger conspiracy,” he claimed.

Jindal also said he was further making inquiries “at our end” in order to support police in the investigations and demanded that the sites be blocked.

Kotwal, the AIIMS Orthopaedic Department Head, claimed in his complaint that derogatory e-mails started pouring in after interviews to the post of Assistant Professor in March last year.

“Somebody with probably a fake name (Madhusudhan Patel, this name does not exist in Indian Orthopaedic Association) sent a mail to AIIMS complaining against an article....The whole matter was looked in depth by the AIIMS authorities and his allegations were found to be false,” he said.

However, he claimed, the emails did not stop and was sent in another name besides derogatory comments posted in social networking sites and blogs.

“This attack is on our professional reputation and personal prestige,” he said in the complaint filed in November last year and case registered yesterday.

The official said during investigations into this case, the EoW also received a similar complaint from Dr (Prof) Rajesh Malhotra.

The third cyber case registered in EoW in the past two days was one from the Ministry which said that its was cloned by someone who has the URL

The other case was that of the woman residing in Munirka who received a series of calls from unknown numbers and a text message.

In all the four complaints, case under Section 66 of Information Technology was registered.

Published on March 24, 2013
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