The cyber crime police of CID arrested a 32-year-old medical representative who hacked email IDs of his previous employer and threatened the company’s management.
Police said a private limited company having its branches all over India, lodged a complaint with cyber crime police on July 14, 2011 regarding unknown persons transmitting defamatory, threatening and unsolicited email to company’s customers with an intention to defame the company. A case was registered and the police took up investigation.
The arrested is Arvind Kumar Mishra, 32, medical representative, resident of Sarju Society, near Radha Krishna Temple, Sashtri Nagar, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Mumbai. The cyber crime team arrested the accused near his house and brought him to the city to produce before the court. Earlier, police arrested the key accused Surendra Pratap Mishra in connection with the case.
During interrogation, the accused confessed that he, along with another accused Surendra Pratap Mishra, previously worked as senior executive sales and marketing and manager (sales) respectively in the company from 2007 to 2012.
As per plan, they resigned after collecting details of members from the company. After leaving, they created a bogus institution in the name of ‘Consumer Protection Committee’ and created fictitious e-mail IDs to create an impression and started contacting the members of company promising them that they would do justice to the members.
They started threatening the management of the company that they would trouble them by mobilizing the members for mass withdrawals of membership.