NEW DELHI, 3 May-2014, Neeraj Chauhan & Raj Shekhar (TNN): A day after the Delhi police crime branch registered an FIR in the alleged case of hacking of television journalist Amrita Rai’s e-mail account, the police have written to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook asking them to block any content related to Rai and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh being aired on these platforms.
They have also written to Google requesting details of the IP addresses from which Rai’s email account was accessed in the last few months.
“The investigation is on and we are collecting electronic details and evidence which is a time consuming process,” said Ravindra Yadav, joint commissioner (crime).
Police are also going to analyze Rai’s laptop and iPad to ascertain the details of the allegations leveled in her complaint.
Meanwhile, Rai has also sent legal notices to Google, social networking websites and a media organization to stop publishing the photographs and fabricated e-mails which outrage her modesty and cause harassment. Rai’s counsel, Vipul Maheshwari said that some conversations were being circulated with claims that they were carried out between Rai and Singh.
“These conversations and e-mails are fabricated. Hackers have created fake profiles of my client on Twitter and Facebook. We have taken strong objections to it and thus sent out legal notices so that any content uploaded with mala fide intent is immediately removed,” said Maheshwari Rai has also complained that people Twitter users have been harassing her through abusive tweets and objectionable languages.
The crime branch has registered a case under sections 66A of the information technology Act and 509 (outraging a woman’s modesty) of IPC based on Rai’s complaint.
Rai, a news anchor with Rajya Sabha TV, had earlier tweeted indicating that the questionable pictures were leaked due to a hack.
Singh and Rai had admitted on Twitter on Wednesday to being in a relationship, soon after their pictures and videos went viral online.
Rai’s husband, Anand Pradhan, a professor at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, had also commented on the issue through a Facebook post on Wednesday.
“I am going through difficult and troublesome times. Amrita and I have been living separately for a long time and have applied for divorce through mutual consent. The legal procedures take a long time but our relationship ended long ago. I hope people respect my privacy. Since separation, Amrita is free to take any decision in her life and I respect them. I wish her the best for her future,” he posted. [ input source: TOI]