Man Posts Morphed Photo Of Fake Award From President, Arrested: Cops

The person was produced in a court docket and later remanded to two-day police custody.(Representational)


A 20-year-old man was arrested in Jodhpur on Saturday for posting a morphed image on social media of him receiving a pretend cyber safety award from President Ram Nath Kovind that went viral on-line, police mentioned.

He was produced in a court docket and later remanded to two-day police custody.

The accused Rahul Rathi (20), a resident of Tiwari below Mathania police station limits of Jodhpur, is an data know-how engineering graduate and runs a cell phone company within the city.

Mathania police station SHO Gautam Dotasara mentioned one Ramesh had given a grievance on Friday that Rathi had posted {a photograph} on his Fb web page and WhatsApp purportedly receiving an honour from the President for “exemplary contribution in cyber safety”, which was pretend.

“In his publish, which was uploaded on July 9 on his Fb account and WhatsApp, Rathi had talked about that the day had introduced him excessive pleasure and satisfaction. Honourable President of India honoured him for his exemplary contribution within the discipline of cyber safety at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi,” mentioned Dotasara.

This photograph of him receiving the “honour” from the President went viral with a number of feedback, likes and desires following the publish.

“Primarily based on the grievance, we filed an FIR towards Rathi below applicable sections of the Indian Penal Code and Data Know-how Act and arrested him on Saturday,” mentioned Dotasara including that the accused was produced within the court docket, which despatched him to 2 days in police custody.

As per preliminary investigation, Rathi had discovered an image on the President’s official Twitter deal with, through which Kovind obtained a portrait of himself by the newly-appointed Indian Ambassador to Finland Raveesh Kumar, who was until lately the MEA spokesperson.

Apparently, Rathi eliminated the image of Raveesh Kumar and positioned his personal {photograph} by morphing the unique one.

He obtained the morphing finished by some service supplier in Delhi and made a cost for the work via e-payment, the police officer mentioned.

The police officer added that Rathi had even gone to Delhi as a way to make his story look sensible and posted the image on his social media accounts earlier than returning residence to earn folks’s belief.

“We’re additionally attempting to achieve out to the service supplier, which morphed the unique {photograph} for Rathi in Delhi,” mentioned the officer.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)


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