Mumbai crime: Actor's WhatsApp account hacked to make obscene calls, FIR registered

Updated: 06 November, 2019 18:23 IST | Samiullah Khan | Mumbai

Sanchay Goswami alleged that the hacker was sending vulgar messages and making obscene video calls to his female friends and colleagues

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

The Goregaon Police on Tuesday has registered a case against an unidentified person for allegedly hacking an actor’s WhatsApp account and making obscene video calls to his female friends and vulgar text messages to his male friends.

 The actor, Sanchay Goswami has worked in television advertisements, web series and in two Hindi movies --Days of  Tafree and Jalebi.

According to sources, Goswami approached the police alleging that his WhatsApp account was hacked and someone converted his personal account into the business account. He also alleged that the hacker was sending vulgar messages and making obscene video calls to his female friends and colleagues.

Speaking to mid-day, he revealed that on Monday when returning from the airport at around 12.15 am with his mother after dropping his brother who was flying to US, he received an OTP on his phone which he ignored.  Then he got a call from a number with a calling code from the US, which he assumed the caller to be his brother as he thought he was calling him from the airport as he does not have any local contact numbers.

As the call appeared generated from a computer, he disconnected it, suspecting a foul play. Then he started receiving more calls and OTP messages, after which his phone was turned off to which he assumed that the phone’s battery ran out of charge. After reaching home, when plugged the phone on charging, he received a call from her female friend on his alternate contact numbers, Goswami said.

"I went to Goregaon Police station and filed a complaint with the police and also tweeted to alert the Mumbai police about the problem. I also updated my friends on my Instagram and Facebook accounts with the post of not accepting any calls from my WhatsApp account with an apology," he further added.

The Goregaon police said that they have registered an FIR in the case under section 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and sections 66 and 67 of IT Act, 2000 on Tuesday. Further investigation is underway.

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First Published: 06 November, 2019 18:12 IST

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