Chandigarh: Fraudster tries to scam gift vouchers using image of HC Chief Justice on WhatsApp

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In his complaint, Sanjeev Kumar, Joint Registrar (Judicial Officer), HC, stated that he and other senior officials received fraudulent WhatsApp messages from different numbers by someone claiming to be the Chief Justice .

In another WhatsApp gift voucher scam case, a fraudster impersonated the Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Ravi Shankar Jha, in an attempt to defraud government officials. court.

In his complaint, Sanjeev Kumar, Joint Registrar (Judicial Officer), High Court, said that he and other senior officials received WhatsApp messages from different numbers by someone claiming to be the Chief Justice.

Using his likeness as a display image, the fraudster sought financial favors from officials in the form of Amazon gift cards and Paytm transactions.

Police registered a case under Sections 419, 420, 468 and 511 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 66D of the Computers Act at Sector 3 Police Station.

Earlier in May, an official at the Chandigarh Judicial Academy, Sector 43 office reported receiving similar messages from someone posing as Jha. A case in this regard has been registered at the Sector 36 police station, but remains unresolved.

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