The Hush Post|8:42 am|one-minute-read|
RM Lodha, the former Chief Justice of India was cheated of Rs 1 lakh in an online scam after the email account of his friend, a retired judge was hacked.
The incident came to light on Saturday when Chief Justice (retd) Lodha, a resident of South Delhi’s Panchsheel Park, visited the office of Assistant Commissioner of Police Economic Offences Wing and Cyber Cell in Malviya Nagar police station to file a complaint.
In his complaint, he said that he would regularly get in touch through email with his friend and colleague, Justice BP Singh (retd).
“I, on April 19, received a mail from the email ID of BP Singh that he required immediate help of Rs 1 lakh for the treatment of his cousin brother as he (Singh) is unavailable over phone. I immediately deposited Rs 1 lakh online in two transactions at the given account number,” he said.
A senior police officer said that when Justice Singh regained control of his email on May 30, he sent a mail regarding the hacking of his account on April 18-19 to his contact list.
“When Lodha read the email sent by BP Singh regarding his hacked email, he immediately disclosed that he was cheated and duped of Rs 1 lakh by the unknown hacker.
“On the suggestion of Singh, Lodha approached the Delhi Police and filed a complaint. We have registered a case under various sections of the IPC including cheating and the IT Act. A probe is on to identify the accused hacker,” the officer said.