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Raj Thackeray's children file plea to block their fake accounts

Dec 01, 2012 07:13 AM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: MNS chief Raj Thackrey's children have filed a complaint with the Maharashtra cyber cell over fake Facebook and Twitter accounts in their names. Raj's son and daughter have asked the police to try and block these accounts and clarified that they have no accounts on social media websites.

Raj's children have also requested people to not fall for such a trap and send friend requests. In yet another case emerging from Palghar town in the district, police have received a complaint about some "objectionable" matter relating to late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray posted on a "fake" Facebook account of a local newspaper. Mohammed Hussain Nadi Sarwar Khan (30), editor of 'Palghar Mirror', a fortnightly newspaper in Hindi and Marathi, complained that a fake Facebook account had been opened in his newspaper's name and objectionable photo and comments were posted against Thackeray.

"Last night, I was told that objectionable comments and photo were posted against Thackeray in my Palghar Mirror account on Facebook. When I saw it, I realised that my original account was not used but the hacker created another account in my newspaper's name. At about 3.30 am, I went to the police station and gave a written complaint," Khan said. But now, the fake account could not be seen as it appears to have been deactivated by the hacker, Hussain added.

"We have received an application mentioning about the objectionable comments and photo against Thackeray on fake Facebook account. We are inquiring into the matter," an officer at Palghar police station said. This is the second complaint at the police station involving "objectionable" content against Bal Thackeray.

Earlier, two girls were arrested after they had criticised in a Facebook post the November 18 shutdown due to Bal Thackeray's funeral. The two were later granted bail after they were remanded in 14-day judicial custody.

With additional information from PTI