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Anil Ambani's I-T account hacked by CA student

Hyderabad-based young chartered accountant student allegedly hacked into I-T returns account of the R-ADAG chairman and accessed details of his income, tax amount paid, PAN card number and even changed the password twice

Hyderabad-based young chartered accountant student has been booked for alleged hacking income tax (I-T) returns e-filing account of Anil Ambani. According to police, the 21-year-old woman, who has been doing her chartered accountancy articleship at Manoj Daga & Co in Hyderabad, hacked Ambani's account with an intention to know his income and tax amount paid over a period.

 

After a preliminary investigation, she was booked on 7th September under relevant sections of Information Technology Act and faces arrest in the case.

 

"The girl hacked Ambani's e-filing of Income-Tax returns account with an intention to check the industrialist's income and tax amount paid by him over the period of time. After hacking the account of the chairman of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), she accessed the details of his income, tax amount paid, PAN card number and even changed twice the password of his e-account on the IT website," an official involved in the probe told PTI.

 

According to police, a chartered accountant firm in Mumbai, which files 54-year-old Ambani's individual tax details, was intimated through an email from IT department on June 26 that as per request, the industrialist's e-return account had been changed. Again on July 12, the firm received another email stating that second time the password had been changed.

 

As suspicion grew, the ADAG group representative complained to Himanshu Roy, joint police commissioner (crime) at Mumbai, who directed cyber cell inspector Mukund Pawar to probe the case.

 

"As preliminary probe suggested it as a clear case of cybercrime since it involved hacking into the e-return account, a case was registered on 7th September. Probe revealed that the account was hacked from Manoj Daga & Co's computer following which a team rushed there and upon questioning, the girl confessed to have hacked into Ambani's account," Pawar told to PTI.

 

The server has been seized, Pawar said adding that, "We have all technical and physical evidence against her. The accused, who is in Hyderabad, will have to face the arrest."

 

The offence is bailable.

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COMMENTS

Abhineo Agarwal

4 years ago

So what do we know? That the IT guys are not very proficient or that AA and team are not up to mark. I guess its kind of disappointing from both ends.

R Choksi

4 years ago

Hi,

My and my mother's income tax accounts too were hacked on 2nd Sep 2013. On that day, at around 6.15 pm when I accessed my emails, I noticed two emails received from Income Tax department with time stamp 3.05 pm and 3.09 pm respectively, stating that the password had been reset and if I did not reset the password, then it means someone else has reset the password and I should contact 1800 4250 0025 immediately. I called up and informed that I had not reset the password/s and thus wanted to lodge a complaint for an illegal access. I was told by the person that they did not have any format or instruction to take down any complaint for such things and instead explained me the steps to reset the password in case I had forgotten.

REPLY

Vicky Shah

In Reply to R Choksi 4 years ago

You can write a complaint addressed to Senior inspector of Police Cyber Cell or Cyber Police station.

Regards,

Vicky Shah

R Choksi

In Reply to Vicky Shah 4 years ago

Dear Mr. Vicky Shah,

Yes. I am precisely doing that. I have already prepared a complaint letter on Saturday, which I will be submitting at BKC by tomorrow. In fact, I have also sent an email complaint addressed to Directorate of Income Tax (Systems) at webmaster@incometaxindia.gov.in

Delhi gang rape case: Death sentence awarded to four convicts

The public prosecutor had demanded death sentence to four convicts, Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Thakur, saying that 16th December gang rape-cum-murder case falls in the category of 'rarest of rare' cases

A fast-track Court in Delhi, on Friday, awarded death penalty to four convicts in teh 16th December Delhi gang rape-cum-murder case saying that the gravity of the offence cannot be tolerated.

 

“Death to all,” Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna said while delivering the verdict in the case that had evoked nationwide outrage and led the union Government to bring in a stringent anti-rape law.

 

“Besides discussing others offences, I straightaway come to Section 302 (murder) of the IPC. This falls under the inhuman nature of the convicts and the gravity of offence they committed cannot be tolerated. Death sentence is given to all the four convicts,” he said.

 

The offence committed by Mukesh (26), Akshay Thakur (28), Pawan Gupta (19) and Vinay Sharma (20) falls under the rarest of rare category warranting capital punishment, the judge said.

 

The four were convicted by the court on 10th September for the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedic student.

 

Court cannot turn a blind eye to such a gruesome act,” the judge said, while handing down the maximum punishment.

 

He said, "When crime against women is rising on a day-to-day basis, so, at this point in time the court cannot keep its eye shut."

 

"There should be exemplary punishment in view of the unparalleled brutality with which the victim was gang raped and murdered, as the case falls under the rarest of rare category. All be given death," the court said while reading out a portion of the order.

 

"This is a time when serious crime against a woman has come to the fore and now its the judiciary’s responsibility to instil confidence among the women," it said.

 

Besides murder, the four have been also convicted for offences including gangrape, unnatural offences, attempt to murder, dacoity, destruction of evidence, conspiracy, kidnapping or abducting in order to murder, while acquitting them of the charge of murder in dacoity.

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COMMENTS

Vaidya Dattatraya Vasudeo

4 years ago

And public should take care of left overs criminals in whichever legal way possible, but mercilessly. Instead of trying to give an opportunity to such criminals, if they are severely punished with certainty, the remaining population, with criminal bent of mind, will take note of it before committing crime. With this simple and well tested philosophy, Singapore has very very low rate of crime.

Vaibhav Dhoka

4 years ago

Let us take such cases to logical end in FAST TRACK so as people should think twice before commitment of crime.To get JUSTICE in India is NIGHTMARE and therefore both Criminal and Civil cases are on rise.

SC asks EC to reject nomination papers for suppression of information

Voters have a fundamental right to know about their candidates and leaving columns blank in the nomination paper amounts to violation of their right, the apex court said

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the returning officer can reject nomination papers of a candidate for non-disclosure and suppression of information, including that of assets and their criminal background.

 

The apex court said voters have a fundamental right to know about their candidates and leaving columns blank in the nomination paper amounts to violation of their right.

 

A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said the power of the returning officer for rejecting nomination papers must be exercised.

 

The court passed the judgement on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed in 2008 by Resurgence India, a civil rights group, which detected a trend among candidates of leaving blank the columns demanding critical information about them.

 

Earlier, advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the NGO, had said leaving any column blank would mean non-compliance of an apex court judgement.

 

The Election Commission (EC) had supported the NGO’s plea that no column should be allowed to be left blank which tantamount to concealing information and not filing complete affidavit.

 

It had also taken a stand that the returning officer should be empowered to reject the nomination papers of a candidate who provides incomplete information by leaving some columns blank in the affidavit.

 

The Centre’s counsel, however, said the right to contest elections is a statutory one and a judgement of a three-judge bench of the apex court held that even for concealing the information, the nomination papers cannot be rejected.

 

The bench was earlier told that while filing nomination papers, candidates are supposed to furnish affidavits in which there are columns in which they give their educational qualifications, financial assets and liabilities and possible criminal antecedents.

 

However, are there instances where candidates prefer to leave the column vacant, the NGO had said.

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