Mumbai: The Mumbai cyber cell has arrested 26-year-old Central armed police employee for attempting to hack the income tax account of actress Kareena Kapoor in September last year.
Kareena’s CA had brought the issue to the Mumbai Cyber Cell’s notice post which the arrest had been made.
The man who is a die hard fan of the actress hails from a North Indian state has told the cyber police that he hacked her Income Tax account so that he could get access to her mobile number using which he could talk to her.
S Gaund an assistant police inspector who led the team had found that the accused has used the mobile phone to hack into the account.
He said.“A mobile phone too has several IP addresses assigned to it. We had to figure out which phone had been allotted the IP address when the fraud took place.”
“When our team questioned him on Sunday, he confessed to having illegally got onto the IT account of the actress using her PAN no that he found online,” the officer said.
He added, ” The accused, a central government official, also files IT returns for colleagues. He knew that in most cases when IT returns are filed, one gets the mobile number of the person in the receipt. He was hoping to get the mobile number of the actress by filing her returns so that he could talk to her once as he is a big fan of her.”
The accused has been booked on charges of impersonation and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.