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Techie creates fake Twitter account of Tendulkar's daughter, posts malicious content

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Techie creates fake Twitter account of Tendulkar's daughter, posts malicious content Sachin Tendulkar with daughter Sara. Photo: PTI

Mumbai: A software engineer has been arrested for allegedly creating a fake Twitter handle of Sara Tendulkar, daughter of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, and uploading malicious content against NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

Nitin Shisode, 39, was arrested two days ago by the cyber police, Akbar Pathan, deputy commissioner of police (Cyber Crime) said Thursday.

During interrogation, it emerged that the Andheri resident also created fake Twitter accounts of some Bollywood personalities, Pathan said.

Cyber Crime cell sleuths seized a laptop, two mobile phones and routers from Shisode's residence, he said.

Shisode, who is in Internet-related business, has been booked for impersonation, cheating and defamation under IPC and the IT Act, he said.

He was produced before a local court and remanded to police custody till Friday.

In October 2017, there was a tweet from Sara Tendulkar's fake account, containing derogatory remarks about Pawar, a police officer said.

An offense had been registered at Cyber police station based on the complaint of Tendulkar's personal assistant, he said.

Tendulkar's aide said in the complaint that somebody created a fake Twitter account of Sara Tendulkar, who is studying abroad.

The police traced the IP address from which the comment was posted to Shisode's house in Andheri.

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