Guwahati (Assam), July 23 : Police Crime Branch has arrested a man for opening 17 fake Facebook accounts of senior police officials, including the DGP and the Police Commissioner.
An Assam Police Spokesperson told news agency PTI , that it was a big breakthrough against cyber crime in the city. “The Crime Branch arrested one person late last night from a house and he has confessed to have opened 17 fake FB accounts in the name of senior police officers,” added the Police spokesperson .
The cuplprit has been identified as Suleiman Ibrahim Ali (30), a resident of the Hatigaon area in the city.
Police seized 47 mobile phones, 13 tablets, 15 sim cards and other gadgets from him.
Considering the nature of the crimes, the accused is being interrogated personally by the Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Chandra Nath himself along with other top officials.
Police are trying to unearth if any large scale conspiracy was behind the opening of so many fake accounts on social media. Moreover, recovery of a large number of mobile phones and other communication devices are a matter of serious concern for the Crime Branch.
In June , fake accounts of Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia and City Commissioner Hiren Nath were detected on Facebook.
Police immediately swung into action and finally arrested Ali.
With Agency inputs
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