April 13, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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Malicious campaign against Energy minister on ‘X’ account:

Cyber police arrests BRS party IT cell employee

Bengaluru, Dec. 15: Cyber, Economic Offences and Narcotics (CEN) police of Shivajinagara police station have arrested IT cell employee of Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) party who carried malicious campaign against the Karnataka government and Energy Minister K.J. George on X account @ TeluguScribe during Telangana State Assembly elections.

Shivajinagara Police arrested Ravi Kanti Sharma (33) resident of Karimnagara on December 13. The accused is an active worker of the BRS party and works in the party’s IT cell. His father and mother are also ex-corporators of the BRS party, said Shivajinagara police.

Using artificial intelligence, the accused had circulated a fake audio clip of the Minister on social media platform X regarding power situation and implementation of the Gruha Jyothi scheme in Karnataka. After taking inputs from the law enforcement wing of X, police started the investigation and found that the mobile number used for X account was in the name of Ravi Kanti Sharma’s father.

Regarding the malicious campaign against the Energy Minister on the @TelaguScribe X account, the BESCOM General Manager (A and HR) filed a complaint before the Shivajinagara Cyber police station on November 28, 2023.

Shivajinagara Cyber Station Police Inspector S.M. Umesh Kumar and his team have arrested the accused and produced him before the Court. Later accused was released on bail.

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