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Journalist Used Fake Yogi Adityanath Email To Get Ads From Firms: Cops


Journalist Used Fake Yogi Adityanath Email To Get Ads From Firms: Cops

The person has been recognized as Manoj Kumar, working as a journalist in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

New Delhi:

A primary data report filed in 2016 has led to the arrest of a journalist for making a faux email-ID within the identify of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and forging his signature to advertise his personal newspaper.

The person, who was arrested by a particular unit of the Delhi Police, has been recognized as Manoj Kumar, working as a journalist in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, officers mentioned.

To make it look because the chief minister was instantly speaking for his workplace, a number of emails utilizing the faux ID have been despatched by the accused to the Energy Grid Company of India and different public sector firms such because the Oil and Pure Fuel Company (ONGC) and Fuel Authority of India Ltd (GAIL), in search of ads from them for his native newspaper. All of the letters had cast signatures of Yogi Adtiyanath.

The accused owns a weekly native newspaper in Bhubaneswar. He additionally has an outdated case registered towards him in Odisha’s Cuttack for allegedly extorting cash from an official, the police mentioned.

Director Normal of Police KPS Malhotra mentioned that Yogi Adityanath’s then private secretary Raj Bhushan Singh Rawat had approached the Delhi Police in 2016 and filed a grievance, stating {that a} faux e-mail ID, yogiadityanath.mp@gmail.com, was getting used to ship directions to public sector undertakings.

The accused was recognized by monitoring the IP deal with, and the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit of the Delhi Police arrested him on Friday from Odisha, the police mentioned.

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