A complaint was made on August 4 at the Sector 20 police station in Noida by Pramod Joshi, CEO, Vedic Broadcasting Ltd.
Noida: A man, who allegedly created a fake Facebook account of Acharya Balkrishna of the Patanjali Group and engaged in “vulgar conversations” with people, was arrested on Saturday, police said.
Mohammad Zishan, in his 30s, of Chilkana in Saharanpur, was arrested on Saturday morning from a car showroom in Sector 10 where he had come for some work, said the police.
A complaint was made on August 4 at the Sector 20 police station in Noida by Pramod Joshi, the chief executive officer of the Vedic Broadcasting Limited. Balkrishna, the managing director of the Patanjali Ayurveda, is also the director and promotor of the Vedic Broadcasting Limited.
“The unidentified accused has created a fake Facebook profile of Balkrishna and was chatting with his followers in an indecent and vulgar manner which was damaging his reputation,” Joshi wrote a complaint informing this to the police. Station House Officer, Sector 20, Manish Kumar Saxena said, “The cyber cell of the police had been tracking Zishan since the case was registered. He was arrested this morning.”
He has been booked under the Indian Penal Code sections 419, 420 and 500 — cheating, fraud and defamation, the SHO said.
The accused has also been charged under Section 66 D of the Information Technology Act for cheating by personation by using computer resource, Saxena said.