A man has been arrested by the Guwahati Police Crime Branch for allegedly creating 17 fake Facebook accounts of senior police officials, including the DGP and the Commissioner.
Assam Police spokesperson on Sunday said – “In a big breakthrough against cybercrime in the city, the Crime Branch arrested one person late last night from a house. He has admitted having opened 17 fake FB accounts in the name of senior police officers”
The man has been arrested and identified as Suleiman Ibrahim Ali. He is 30 years old and resides in Hatigaon area in the city. The police officials confirmed to have seized 47 mobile phones, 13 tablets, 15 sim cards and other gadgets from him.
Considering the severity of the crime the accused is being interrogated by the Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Chandra Nath and other senior officials.
In response to the event, a senior police official said – “Efforts are on 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 is a matter of serious concern.”
Since there have been fake accounts identified last month of Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia and Nath on social media platform Facebook, police promptly initiated an investigation into the matter.