Rapper Badshah questioned by police in fake followers racket


By: PTI | Mumbai |

Updated: August 8, 2020 10:20:53 am

badshah, badshah pic, badshah fake followers case Badshah has reportedly been summoned for questioning on Saturday afternoon too. (Photo: Badshah/Instagram)

Rapper Badshah was grilled by the Mumbai police for over 9 hours on Friday in reference to probe right into a racket which creates and sells fake social media followers and `likes’, an official mentioned.

Badshah reached the workplace of the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) round 12.30 pm. He stepped out of the CIU workplace round 9.45 at evening, mentioned the official. He has been summoned for questioning on Saturday afternoon too, the official added.

The CIU began probing the racket after Bollywood singer Bhumi Trivedi discovered that anyone had created her fake profile on social media and complained to the police. During the probe, the police unearthed the racket which creates fake social media profiles and sells fake followers and likes to celebrities and `influencers’.

A star or social media influencer can command the next worth for product endorsement if she or he has extra followers. The police has recorded statements of almost 20 individuals in the case.

Senior police officers had mentioned earlier that this was a critical difficulty as fake profiles are additionally used to unfold fake information or misinformation.

At least 54 cyber corporations which create fake followers are beneath the police’s scanner, officers mentioned.

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