Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Facebook account hacked

Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia alleged that the organisation’s Facebook account has been hacked and “defamatory, abusive and malicious” comments are being posted by unidentified culprits, police said on Saturday.

Togadia approached Delhi Police after the hacking came to light on February 18.
The Facebook account had been running for long and the admin was with Togadia and supporting worker of the organisation Rushi Vekaria.

“On February 18, Rushi received an email alert from Facebook saying he had been removed as admin from the account. Rushi also received details on email informing that the page was being opened and operated from some other devices and locations,” a police officer said.

Rushi immediately alerted Togadia, but by then both admins were removed by the hacker and they were denied access to the account.

“It has been also noticed that some extremely defamatory, abusive and malicious posts have been posted on the page by the hacker,” Togadia told police.

Togadia further claimed that the posts were not only defamatory, but “so dangerous that the lives of the people in the organisation can be at risk”.

He also feels that the hacked posts may mislead public and create an atmosphere of distrust in the society.

“The VHP leader alleged that the posts being put on the Facebook page by the hacker also look overtly political due to which a larger political conspiracy also needs to be probed,” the officer added.

A case under section 66 of the Information Technology Act was filed with crime branch’s economic offences wing on Thursday.

“We are working on the IP address provided by Facebook and are looking for specific inputs,” the officer said.

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