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Hacker held for duping ex-CJI Lodha of Rs 1 lakh

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Little over a week after former of India R.M. Lodha was cheated of Rs 1 lakh in an after the email account of his friend, a retired judge, was hacked, the Police have arrested a Rajasthan-based hacker for the crime, a said on Tuesday.

"The accused, identified as Dinesh Malli, was arrested on Monday from his residence in Udaipur in after a police team tracked his in the and obtained CCTV footage of an from where the accused withdrew the money," of Police (ADCP) Parvinder Singh said, adding that the accused was being interrogated.

The incident came to light on June 1 when former CJI Lodha, a resident of south Delhi's Panchsheel Park, visited the office of the of Police, Economic Offences Wing (EOW) and Cyber Cell, in station to file a complaint.

In his complaint, he said that he used to regularly correspond through email with his friend and colleague, Justice (retd) B.P. Singh.

"On April 19, I received a mail from the email ID of B.P. Singh that he required immediate help of Rs 1 lakh for the treatment of his cousin brother as he (Singh) was unavailable over phone. I immediately deposited Rs 1 in two transactions in the given account number," Lodha said in the FIR.

"When Justice Singh regained control of his email on May 30, he sent a mail regarding the hacking of his account on April 18-19 to his contact list", the FIR said.

"When Lodha read the email sent by B.P. Singh regarding his hacked email, he immediately disclosed that he was cheated and duped of Rs 1 lakh by a hacker," Singh said.

On the suggestion of Singh, Lodha approached the Police and filed a complaint.



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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 23:48 IST