27/01/2017 10:32 AM IST | Updated 27/01/2017 11:31 AM IST

CBI Nabs Two For Running Fake Website Using Prime Minister's Name

The website claims to offer IT courses and promote Digital India.


A website named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claiming to promote the government's Digital India initiative by offering courses in Information Technology has come under the CBI's scanner.

According to a report in India Today, Atul Kumar and Jagmohan Singh from Uttar Pradesh were running the website, (Narendra Modi Computer Shaksharta Mission), and taking money from people in the guise of providing them admission to computer courses.

Acting on a complaint filed by the Prime Minister's Office in 2016, the CBI has booked Kumar and Singh, who claimed respectively to be the president and secretary of the institute, for criminal conspiracy, cheating and online fraud, the India Today reported.

The website, which is still up and running, claims that the Narendra Modi Computer Shaksharta Mission trust is a registered entity with a special focus on helping educate those belonging to the weaker sections of society.