Ruling party leaders and civic officials in Hyderabad have been in a tizzy for over 48 hours now, as one of the links that appears on the homepage of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) website has been taking users to a nude image of Bollywood actress Sunny Leone.
“This website was previously used to verify sanitation workers' attendance and also garbage disposal details of the vehicles,” Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy said in a statement, while keeping distance from the content that is now hosted on the website.
According to The Hindu, Reddy also said that the GHMC had discontinued the offsite real time monitoring system (OSRT) services two years ago and directed the vigilance officials to look into the matter.
Kiran Chandra of Swetcha, a free software movement organisation, said that the GHMC did not renew the domain that hosted the OSRT website. After expiry of the GHMC’s ownership, the domain was acquired by an entity who hosted pornographic content.
Now, passing the buck to the Centre for Good Governance (CGG), a GHMC official told Mumbai Mirror that since the website was maintained by CGG, it was their responsibility to fix it as well. However, the CGG did not confirm whether the site had been hacked or had been tampered with by someone within the corporation.
No official action has been taken against anyone, said the police, as no complaint has been lodged so far.
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