New Delhi, July 4: For those who think it is only the politicians who serve selfish interests even in a moment of crisis, read this. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has reportedly lodged a complaint with the Delhi Police about fake websites and pages on popular social media sites like Facebook where money is being sought on its behalf in the name of relief for Uttarakhand, a state which was ravaged by natural calamity last month.
The IAF alleged that criminals were trying to cash in on its goodwill earned through the life-risking rescue and relief operation that its men had undertaken in devastated Uttarakhand. The IAF was applauded for his massive evacuation mission. Even one of the rescue helicopters crashed during the mission, killing a number of personnel.
The IAF also alleged that some of the fake websites were using its logo and put up bank account numbers seeking donation from people for the flood-hit souls. The IAF appealed to the people not fall into the trap.
A case has been registered by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police under Section 420 (cheating) and Information Technology Acts (66 C & D). Police were probing the IP addresses of the computers used to spread the fake message.