As a part of Mumbai Police’s investigation on the paid and fake followers on social media, Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra Jonas are likely to be questioned along with other top Bollywood personalities. According to a report in a news portal, Mumbai’s Joint Commissioner of Police Vinay Kumar Chaubey has stated that they have found around 54 firms who have a hand in the fake social media followers scam. He further added that a team involving the Crime Branch and the Cyber Cell has been formed in order to provide assistance in the investigation of the fake social media followers scam.
Elaborating further, the report stated that a man named Abhishek Dinesh Daude has reportedly been arrested by the Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU) of Mumbai Police in relation to making fake social media accounts. A social media marketing company has also come under the scanner of the police.
The media report added that Abhishek Dinesh Daude has claimed that he works for a foreign company. Singer Bhumi Trivedi has reportedly filed a case with the police when she found a fake profile of her name. The singer’s fake Instagram page was created by an imposter who also chatted with other users.
The Mumbai police have found as many as 176 high-profile people which also included builders and sportspersons along with Bollywood celebs who allegedly paid money to get followers.