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Five Fake Twitter Accounts in Delhi L-G's Name Blocked

The L-G Office staff had informed Delhi Police headquarters late Monday evening about the fake Twitter accounts.


Updated:January 3, 2017, 4:54 PM IST
Five Fake Twitter Accounts in Delhi L-G's Name Blocked
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Five fake Twitter accounts created in the name of Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal were blocked on Tuesday after Delhi Police's Cyber Cell made a request to the authorities at the microblogging site.

The L-G Office staff had informed Delhi Police headquarters late Monday evening about the fake Twitter accounts, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Cell) Anyesh Roy said.

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"We found that the five accounts were created by anonymous persons in the names of Anil Baijal, @LGGovDelhi and others. We sent emails to the Twitter headquarters to block these accounts, which has been done," Roy told IANS.

No complaint was filed by the L-G Office, either in writing or via email, in the matter, Roy added.

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A couple of these accounts were created late Monday evening and were followed by over 2,000 persons within a couple of hours, police said.

Apart from displaying Baijal's pictures, these had objectionable comments against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party, the officer said.

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| Edited by: Sarthak Dogra
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