Kareena Kapoor’s income tax account hacker arrested by Mumbai cops; accused wanted her number

FP Staff

Jan,02 2017 22:10 48 IST

The Mumbai crime cell on Monday arrested a central armed police official for hacking into the account of actor Kareena Kapoor and filing her income tax returns.

A die-hard fan of the actress, the 26-year-old man from a city in North India said he hacked into the account to get access to Kareena's mobile number and eventually speak with her. The accused would help his colleagues file their tax returns online and was well versed with the system, reports have said.

Speaking to The Indian Express, an officer said, "A mobile phone too has several IP addresses assigned to it. We had to figure out which phone had been allotted the IP address when the fraud took place." When the team from BKC Cyber police questioned the accused he said that he illegally got onto the I-T account of the actress using her PAN number that he found online.

The accused has been booked under impersonation and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act. All of them are bailable offences. A complaint in the matter was filed by Kareena Kapoor's chartered accountant on 1 October at the BKC Cyber police station, culminating in an FIR.

Police, then, had registered a case of 'identity theft' under the Information Technology Act and are probing further.

As per the complaint, unidentified person had got her PAN and her password for filing the return online on the Income Tax website, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime) Sachin Patil had told PTI.

The culprit then uploaded a bogus income return in her name, he added. The actress noticed this when accessing her account with the I-T department and asked her chartered accountant to file a complaint.

With inputs from agencies