Lalu Prasad Yadav's Facebook Hacker Golu Arrested

21/04/2016 1:31 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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India's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav attends an election campaign rally in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh May 11, 2009. India is holding a general election between April 16 and May 13. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA POLITICS ELECTIONS)

A 20-year-old engineering student, Divyanshu Kumar alias Golu, has been arrested for allegedly hacking Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's Facebook account.

According to reports, Golu, who has a "good knowledge of computer operations" tried to hack the RJD chief's Facebook account twice on March 8 and 11. On the third attempt on March 13, the hacker succeeded and posted "objectionable comments" on Lalu Yadav's Facebook account.

The Economic Offences Unit of Bihar Police nabbed Golu and has also seized two Samsung mobile phones he is said to have used for hacking the Facebook account.

IG (EOU) JS Gangwar said, “Action will be taken in that regard also. The police will soon file a chargesheet against him.”

The officer said the sim card of one of the mobile phones used by Divyanshu was found to have been originally issued in the name of Vijay Kumar Singh, who resides in Saudi Arabia.

Lalu Prasad’s son and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav had lodged an FIR after removing the malicious content from his father's Facebook page.

The FIR was lodged under sections 419 (punishment for cheating by impersonation), 420 (cheating and dishonesty inducing delivery of property) and 406 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

"His (Golu's) personal accounts on social media is flooded with post related to a particular religious sentiments and many could be labeled as anti-national posts. However for now he has been sent to jail related to the profile hacking case of Yadav," an officer told Times Of India.

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