Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi email account hacked, FIR registered

The email account of Attorney General for India Mukul Rohtagi was hacked by cyber crooks this week and mails asking various financial favours were sent his clients across the country.

Published: 20th August 2016 08:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2016 08:19 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The email account of Attorney General for India Mukul Rohatgi was hacked by cyber crooks this week and mails asking various financial favours were sent his clients across the country. 

The police have registered an FIR against unknown persons with the cyber cell on Thursday on the basis of the complaint of the top law officer after he found that his personal email account was hacked by someone and ‘obnoxious’ mails were sent to his family, friends, clients, important contacts as well as his bankers.

Rohatgi, who is currently in Moscow, saw that certain emails were sent to some people, from both of his personal email IDs which he did not even have knowledge of.

“In one such e-mail sent to one of Rohatgi’s client in the morning from his mail it was written ‘Are you in town? I need you to do me a favour. Regards Mukul,” said a police officer.  The police official further said several emails were sent to his clients asking for financial favours and even few mails were forwarded to the banks .

“The Attorney General’s bankers immediately contacted his office to verify the content and genuineness of the emails as they were of unrealistic nature. The bankers were asked to not act upon the same for any untoward transactions and actions etc,” police said.

Following which Rohatgi immediately informed his personal secretary C Gajendran Naidu, who went and complained to police about the matter. “Whoever did this did something very wrong. It is a cause of concern, unpleasant and illegal,” alleged Naidu.

The police has registered a complaint under various sections of Information Technology Act at Cyber Cell of Delhi Police  Economic Offences Wing. “We are probing into the matter,” said a top police officer.  

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