After the shocking revelation made by the Mumbai Police, 68 companies provide services in helping the big personalities gain fake followers, comments, likes, subscribers, share etc in exchange for the US Dollars. Now, Mumbai Police has started tracking down the social media pages of high-profile celebrities for fake and paid followers. The most stupefying detail revealed by the CIU was that up to 48 per cent of the Instagram followers of the two female lead actors in Bollywood are fake or bots.
In the latest developments, it has been revealed by the sources that Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Deepika Padukone are among the ten names who are likely to be interrogated by the Mumbai Police. The high-profile people list, who are using services of these companies, also include builders and sportspersons along with Bollywood celebs.
Earlier, Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police, Vinay Kumar Choubey made a statement, “We have investigated and found as many as 54 firms involved in this racket. SIT comprising the Crime Branch along with Cyber Cell has been formed which will help in investigating this case.”
This is the very first case of its kind in the country, the case possesses unique problems. The CIU of Mumbai Police had earlier arrested a man, Abhishek Dwade in a connection with the investigation. The accused is in custody for making hundreds of fake profiles on social media.
These shocking revelations came days after singer Bhoomi Trivedi lodged a complaint with the Mumbai police, against a fake profile created in her name. The imposter created a fake Instagram page and exchanged messages in the name of the singer. Adding to this, the imposter also kept screenshots of the exchanged messages and used it to gain more followers.
As per reports in DNA, Mumbai Police have come across 176 high-profile people, including some Bollywood celebrities, sportspersons and builders, who allegedly paid money to get followers, likes and shares on their profiles.