Gujarat Doctor Posing As PMO Official Arrested For Forgery, Criminal Conspiracy Charges
Ahmedabad: A doctor allegedly impersonating email ids of officials posted in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has been arrested on Friday for sending emails to senior government officials seeking to act promptly on his complaint.
As per recent media reports, the doctor has been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 170 for pretending to hold any particular office as a public servant, 465 for forgery, 466 for forgery of a court record or register, 471 for fraudulently sing a forged document as genuine and 476 for counterfeiting device or mark used for authenticating documents.
Providing specifics of the case, an officer of the Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Cell stated, "The accused sent the emails with the subject line, 'Urgent attention anticipated from the office of Prime Minister of India' with two email ids, impersonating as officials of the PMO. The accused sent a number of 'word doc' files in the mail and each word doc had the emblem of Ashoka Chakra and PMO written over it as a letterhead."
He also added that the accused mentioned in the emails that the PMO was closely monitoring the case of an office site dispute between the doctor and Shah and chided the state officials for their inaction on the matter. Prima facie, the email ids appeared impersonated as the government office's ids end with domain nic.in.
The doctor was arrested for allegedly impersonating a government official and forgery.
"Using the IP address of the device from which the emails were sent, a team picked up the accused doctor from Amreli where he practices. He told us that he had created the email ids in 2019 to seek action of an office site dispute in which he wanted work done in his favour," added the officer further in the report.