• Kiran Rao discovers FB impersonator, lodges FIR

    In a case of cyber crime, film director and Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao has lodged an FIR with the cyber crime police department at Bandra-Kurla complex on Saturday against an unknown person for cheating by impersonation and identity theft. This, after she detected that someone had been chatting with her family members and friends from a fake Facebook account in her name. The FIR was registered at the cyber crime police department at Bandra-Kurla complex in Mumbai on Saturday.

    Additional commissioner of police (crime) K M M Prasanna defined this case as a “sensitive matter” and refused to give out any further details. However, Indian Police Service officer-turned-lawyer Y P Singh said, “The impersonator can be easily identified by the police from his IP address and apprehended. However, if the impersonator does mischief from outside India, it is nearly impossible to catch him and put him to trial under the provisions of the Information Technology Act or for cheating… However the person can, in addition, file a case of civil damages against the impersonator”, as reported by India Times.

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    According to media sources, Kiran Rao learnt from one of her friends about a series of chats on Facebook, and even found out that someone had uploaded her picture as her profile photo. Thereafter, she submitted a written application to the Mumbai police to block the account by approaching the authorities of the social networking site. No further information from Kiran Rao  yet.

    Bollywood has been the target of such impersonations earlier as well.  Last year, Mumbai police registered a case against an unknown person for creating a fake profile of Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Facebook. Earlier this year, another Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan  had registered a complaint against unknown persons for alleged impersonation.

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