PATNA: Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said the state government had taken the incident of hacking of RJD boss Lalu Prasad’s Facebook account ‘very seriously’ and hoped the culprits would be arrested soon.
He said, the SP (cyber crime) was looking into the matter while SSP (Patna) Manu Maharaaj had been briefed about the likely wrong uses of Laluji’s Facebook page.
“It’s a very serious matter. Any bad elements can post something on Laluji’s Facebook page wall to create hatred in the society. We must remember how some anti-social elements had caused a communal riot in one of the districts in Uttar Pradesh by posting a provocative video on social media,” Tejashwi told TOI outside the assembly building.
The Facebook account of Lalu was hacked reportedly four days back and some objectionable posts were uploaded on it. The matter came into light after a RJD worker surfed Lalu’s account on Tuesday.
Police said, they have now removed the hacked portion and RJD boss’s Facebook page had been restored. We are trying to reach to the person(s) who hacked the page through the IP address, a police officer said while refusing to divulge more in the midst of investigation.
It is not the first case of cyber crime against politicians in the state capital. A few weeks ago, the state’s water resources minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh sought help of Secretariat Police after he got information that someone had created a fake Facebook page on his name by using his photos and running the page in the minister’s name. Police later picked up a youth from neighbouring Bhojpur district in this connection. The youth confessed of creating page in the name of minister.
A former SP (city) of Patna, Shivdeep Lande had also complained to police after he found that a lot of fake Facebook pages were being run in his name.