NEW DELHI: The email account of Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi was hacked by cyber crooks this week and mails asking various financial favours were sent to his clients across the country.
The police have registered an FIR against unknown persons on Thursday on the basis of the complaint of country’s top law officer after he found that his personal email account was hacked and ‘obnoxious’ mails were sent to his family, friends, clients, important contacts and bankers.
Rohtagi, who is currently in Moscow, saw that certain emails were sent from both of his personal email IDs. “One such e-mail sent to one of Rohtagi’s clients read, ‘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 banks.
“The Attorney General’s bankers immediately contacted his office to verify the content and authenticity 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, Rohtagi informed his personal secretary C Gajendran Naidu, who lodged a complaint with the police. “Whoever did this did something very wrong. It is a cause of concern, unpleasant and illegal,” alleged Naidu.
The police have registered a complaint under various sections of the Information Technology Act at the Cyber Cell of Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing. “We are probing into the matter,” said a top police officer.