The Delhi Police has reportedly asked online sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to block any content related to senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and journalist Amrita Rai on these platforms. They have also asked Google to provide them IP address details of the systems from which Rai’s email account had been used in last few months, ET reports. This move has been made a day after the Delhi Police crime branch had registered an FIR for alleged hacking of Rai’s e-mail accounts.
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“The investigation is on and we are collecting electronic details and evidence which is a time consuming process,” Ravindra Yadav, joint commissioner (crime) said. The Delhi Police would also keep a tab on Rai’s personal gadgets like laptop and iPad to get details and make enquiry related to the allegations made in her FIR. Also Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
Singh had confessed about his link up with Rai on Twitter on May 1, after which the private pictures of Rai and Singh were leaked on social networking sites. These pictures were allegedly taken from Rai’s email accounts, which were reportedly hacked. Rai had sent out legal notices to social networking websites as well as Google, and a media company to stop airing her questionable photographs or e-mails which were leaked on their respective networks and platforms.
“My email/ computer been hacked & contents tampered with. It is a serious crime in India & encroachment of my privacy. I strongly condemn it (sic),” Rai had tweeted.
“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,” Maheshwari Rai, Rai’s layer, said.