Aishwarya Ajay Kumar Sheoran, a 23-year-old former national-level magnificence contest finalist who ranked 93rd within the Union Public Service Fee (UPSC) examination in 2019, filed a grievance with the Colaba police station on Thursday after discovering 20 faux accounts in her title on a preferred picture sharing social media app.
In keeping with the complainant, an unidentified particular person created her 16 faux accounts on the social media website and posted a number of of her images with out her consent.
“It’s not a severe problem as of now, however [the photos, accounts] might be misused sooner or later,” Sheoran mentioned.
The 23-year-old, whose father is a colonel within the Military, lives along with her household at Military Officer’s Colony in Colaba. In her grievance, she mentioned on August 5, whereas chatting with a journalist for an interview, she was knowledgeable that there have been a number of social media accounts in her title. She instructed the journalist that she has no account on the app.
Later, she requested her brother to test the app they usually discovered 16 faux accounts in her title, that includes images and movies of her. “We don’t understand how the accused could misuse these 20 faux accounts. He could misuse my sister’s title and images for unlawful financial acquire, therefore we determined to report the matter to the police,” mentioned Sheoran’s brother, Aman.
On Thursday, Sheoran filed a grievance with the Colaba police. A primary info report (FIR) has been registered below part 66C (id theft) of the Info Expertise (IT) Act.
“The accused particular person has created accounts utilizing her images with out her permission. We’ve got registered a case of id theft and have began an investigation. These faux accounts shall be pulled down with help from the service supplier, and we’ll hint the one that had created them,” mentioned Shivaji Fadtare, senior inspector of Colaba police station.
The accused could have misused the complainant’s images to draw extra on-line followers, one other police officer mentioned.