Man held for creating fake Facebook profile

The Tribune, Chandigarh

08 September 2011

Mohali, September 7

The cyber crime wing of the Punjab State Crime Branch, Mohali, has arrested a man for allegedly creating a fake profile of a woman from Sultanpur Lodhi, Kapurthala, on Facebook.

The arrested has been identified as Kanwaljit Singh (25), a Jagroan-based software professional. A case under Sections 66-A and 66-D of the IT Act and Sections 419 and 509 of the IPC has been registered against him.

Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP State Crime Branch, said the motive behind the crime was to defame the complainant because of some personal enmity. The case was investigated by a team of officers headed by DSP Vibhor Kumar. The fake profile displayed the woman’s phone number and other details. The profile said she was an organiser of a musical dance group and can be contacted on her mobile number and e-mail. The woman started receiving calls on the basis of her profile and she was forced to approach the crime branch. — TNS


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