The Mumbai Police arrested a software engineer for allegedly creating a fake Twitter account of Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter Sara Tendulkar and uploading malicious content against NCP chief Sharad Pawar. This man was identified as Nitin Shisode. The 39-year-old techie was arrested by the cyber police two days ago, Akbar Pathan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime) said. During interrogation, it emerged that the Andheri resident also created fake Twitter accounts of some Bollywood personalities, Pathan said.
After the arrest, the Cyber Crime cell also seized a laptop, two mobile phones and routers from Shisode’s residence. The 39-year-old techie has been booked for impersonation, cheating and defamation under IPC and the IT Act. Shisode who is a was produced before a local court and remanded to police custody till tomorrow.
The incident had come to light last year in October when a tweet was posted from Sara Tendulkar’s fake account, containing derogatory remarks about Pawar. An offence had been registered at Cyber Police station based on the complaint of Tendulkar’s personal assistant, the police said. Tendulkar’s aide said in the complaint that somebody created a fake Twitter account of Sara Tendulkar, who is studying abroad, the official said.
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar has asked BCCI to recognise the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) and bring its players under the Board’s pension scheme. In a letter written to CoA chairman Vinod Rai, the batting legend requested him to consider recognition for CABI, weeks after the team won the Blind World Cup 2018, beating Pakistan by two wickets in the final on January 20.
“As we celebrate the fourth consecutive victory of the Indian team in the Blind World Cup, I urge you to consider recognition of Cricket Association for the Blind in India by the BCCI,” Tendulkar wrote in the letter. The cricket icon was impressed with the team’s fighting spirit, citing it as an example for others to follow.