Sunday, August 15, 2010

Man arrested for mailing ex-colleague’s ‘lewd’ pics

Mumbai: The cyber crime cell of Mumbai police on Wednesday arrested a 23-yearold executive working for a multinational company in Andheri for allegedly hacking into his ex-colleague’s email ID and sending morphed obscene pictures of her to her friends.

The accused, Prashant Vilas Desai, was arrested after the police tracked down the IP address to his laptop. “We have booked Desai on charges of cheating, breach of trust and Sections of the Information Technology Act. He has been remanded in police custody,’’ said a cyber crime cell official.

The 22-year-old victim worked as an administrative assistant with the same company where Desai was employed. Desai was attracted to her. Though she treated him like a friend, Desai mistook her actions and approached her parents with a marriage proposal, the official added.

The victim’s parents turned his proposal down. Soon after, he allegedly started stalking her. He would call her repeatedly and send her emails. “She left that organization and joined another company as sales coordinator. On May 26, Desai called her mother up and told her that she was sending him emails expressing her love for him. Later, he even showed her mother printouts. The victim’s mother told her to close the email account and start a fresh one,’’ the officer said.

“On June 21, some of her friends informed the victim that someone had sent obscene pictures of her from her email, giving out her details and phone number. When the victim logged into her account, she was shocked to see the emails,’’ the officer said.

One nabbed for Nigerian scam

Mumbai: The cyber crime cell has arrested a 47-yearold man in connection with the Nigerian email scam. Prabhakar Rajaram Ravle had allowed the accused in the scam to use his bank account

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