CA makes fake govt order on imposition of lockdown in Telangana, arrested

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], April 5 (ANI): A Chartered Accountant (CA) has been arrested for preparing and circulating a fake government order about partial lockdown in Telangana, Hyderabad Police said on Monday.

April 5, 2021

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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], April 5 (ANI): A Chartered Accountant (CA) has been arrested for preparing and circulating a fake government order about partial lockdown in Telangana, Hyderabad Police said on Monday.
According to the press release from the police, under the joint operation of Central Crime Station (CCS), Hyderabad, and Commissioner’s Task Force Team, Sreepathi Sanjeev Kumar was arrested for making and circulating a fake government order in the name of Chief Secretary of Telangana on April 1.
The police have seized a laptop that has been used in the commission of an offence and a cell phone from the possession of the accused.
According to the police, the accused completed B.Com at his native place and came to Hyderabad in 1993 and completed his CA (Chartered Accountancy). Later he started practice in Hyderabad and is currently working as a CA in Karvy Corporate.
Police said the accused downloaded the previous lockdown government order of the Telangana government issued under Covid-19, The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, and forged the government order by changing the dates of lockdown. He circulated the PDF format of fake government order in his badminton team consisting of 40 members in his WhatsApp group. Later, the group members circulated the fake government order to some of their known and unknown persons through the social media platform.
A case under Section 469 and 505(1)(b) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against him. (ANI)

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