The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has initiated investigations into fake accounts created on Twitter in the name of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray’s son Amit and daughter Urvashi. Objectionable content were being posted from the accounts. Earlier this year, fake accounts in Raj Thackeray’s name was also been found to be using abusive language.
According to crime branch officers, the accounts were brought to the notice of the police by MNS office bearer Sachin Maruti More on Monday, and he subsequently gave a written complaint to the police on Tuesday.
“We have initiated the process to block both the accounts and the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell has initiated investigations into the matter. The users of these fake accounts have posted objectionable and abusive content about important political figures,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkarni.
More, in a press release issued on Tuesday, said, “Amit and Urvashi do not have accounts on any social networking site. Fake accounts have been created in their names to mislead people.”
The police are already investigating a similar complaint registered by the MNS in September, where multiple fake accounts were opened in Raj Thackeray’s name on various social networking websites. More had filed a complaint with the Shivaji Park police, according to which fake accounts in Thackeray’s name had been created on Facebook, Orkut and Twitter, with his photographs. The accounts had sent friend requests to many users and had also accepted requests from users. The fake account holders were using abusive and objectionable language in their conversations.