Why kin of three Karnataka ministers have gone to the cyber police
Flix Monday, March 02, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | February 12, 2015 | 05:22 pm IST Over the past few months, some children of politicians in Karnataka have fallen prey to the misuse of social networking sites and had to approach the cyber police to stop the nuisance. From fake accounts on Facebook, to false messages doing the rounds on WhatsApp- some miscreants didn't stop until an official complaint was filed against them. (Image Source: R Ruman Baig) An imposter had reportedly created a fake account in the name of R Ruman Baig, Information minister Roshan Baig's son. The person was also using photographs from Ruman's account in the fake profile.Â Ruman Baig on January 29 had posted a message on his Facebook saying, 'To all the dear ones reading this, some imposter has created a fake profile of me and is using pictures and posts from this page to legitimise the profile. Kindly do me a favour and report this profile, that'd be of help. Cheers - Team RRB'.Â He also gave a link to the fake page, which has now been pulled down from the social networking site.Â According to a Bangalore Mirror report, Ruman came to realise that a fake account had been created in his name when he started receiving messages from women, who complained to him about abusive messages they thought he had set them. Ruman complained to the cyber police and a case has been registered under the Information Technology Act of 2000 under Section 66 (C). (Prajwal Devaraj; Image Source: Screengrab from TV9 video) Prajwal Devaraj, former minister H D Revanna's son, also faced a similar situation last year when a fake profile was created in his name on Facebook- only Prajwal never had a Facebook account. The miscreant who created the fake account reportedly sent vulgar messages to over 1,400 women in a span of six months. When Prajwal got to know about it, he filed a complaint with the cyber police. A Daily Mail report quotes Prajwal as telling reporters, Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“I was never on FacebookĂ˘â‚¬Â¦ I was not even aware that my Facebook account existed. I learnt from my friends that someone was up to this mischief. I found out that messages were sent to over 1,400 girls, who were on the friendsĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ list. This is very embarrassing for me. I am filing a complaint with the Cyber police".Â (UT Khader; Image source: Twitter) Earlier this year, Health Minister UT Khader filed a complaint with the police after a false message regarding his daughter's lavish wedding ceremony was circulating on WhatsApp. The minister's daughter is only 12. According to a report by The Hindu, the message carried a picture of a girl decked in gold. A message accompanying the photograph stated that the girl was the minister's daughter and also called him Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“gold MinisterĂ˘â‚¬Âť.Â Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
Show us some love and support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here.