Mumbai: The Mumbai police cyber cell is clueless with no leads in the inquiry initiated against Zain Shaikh who had updated fake posts on facebook on February 4, claiming his nephew was kidnapped from Khodadad Circle at Dadar and later murdered.
He posted the message along with a photograph of a minor boy claiming him to be nephew. Shaikh has deactivated his facebook account since Sunday night making it an uphill task for the police to trace him.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (cyber crime), Akhilesh Singh, “We have initiated an inquiry in this matter. Since Shaikh has deactivated his facebook account, we are not able to trace his location. Nobody has come forward to register a complaint so we are clueless.” Singh said their teams are pursuing the matter. “There are many people who have received a response from Shaikh through an email identification provided by him and some even got a reply through his Facebook messenger. We have little information on hand just like the media and the citizens have. In fact we request people to come forward and help the cyber cell for further investigations,” said Singh.
Singh kept appealing for help repeatedly from the citizens for tracing the URL to get a concrete lead in this case.
Singh however denied Shaikh’s location of being in Lahore, as per few media reports on Wednesday. “How is it possible for us to track Shaikh’s location when we do not have access to his Uniform Resource Link (URL) through which he posted the updates? “asked Singh.
Speaking to the Free Press Journal, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Mumbai Police spokesperson, Ashok Dudhe said, “The matter is being investigated by cyber cell. Only after the inquiry is complete, can we seek legal action against him.
The police do not have authentic information regarding the photograph of the minor boy and the registration details of the car. The email identification posted by Shaikh too is fake according to the police.
When this reporter had contacted the number provided by Shaikh on another post for a donation drive, along with the email id [email protected], it turned out to be the number of a person who did not even know Shaikh. He was not even aware of the fact that Shaikh had stolen his number to post it on his facebook wall.
“We have initiated an inquiry in this matter. Since Shaikh has deactivated his facebook account, we are not able to trace his location. Nobody has come forward to register a complaint so we are clueless.
We have little information on hand just like the media and the citizens have. In fact, we request people to come forward and help the cyber cell for further investigations.”
Akhilesh Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (cyber crime)