Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian's Twitter account was hacked on Monday and "offensive" tweets were sent out from it.
"My twitter account was hacked. My profuse apologies for the nuisance and offensive tweets that were sent out as a result," Subramanian tweeted.
My twitter account was hacked. My profuse apologies for the nuisance/offensive tweets that were sent out as a result.â€” arvind subramanian (@arvindsubraman) October 17, 2016
His twitter handle, which has 43,000 followers, was hacked followed by tweets leading to adult sites, which were later deleted after the account was restored.
Recently, another high profile twitter account of Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata was hacked.
After the restoration, Tata on September 10 tweeted: "Shocked my account was hacked yesterday and spurious tweet sent with malicious intent. Tweet deleted, account restored."