Rapper Badhshah was summoned by Mumbai Police to record his statement on the number of fake social media followers. He recorded his statement at the crime bench but Mumbai Police is yet to clarify why Badhah was called.
Mumbai Police has been working on tracking social media pages of high-profile personalities concerning fake and paid followers on their social media accounts. Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Deepika Padukone were among the many other top bollywood personalities who were likely to be interrogated by the Mumbai Police. Many builders and sports personas were also on this list.
Vinay Kumar , Commissioner of Mumbai Joint Police said, ’We have investigated and found as many as 54 firms involved in this racket. SIT comprising Crime Branch along with Cyber Cell has been formed which will help in investigating this case.’
Singer Bhumi Trivedi had lodged a complaint regarding a fake profile created in her name. The fake id controlled a fake instagram page in the name of the singer and chatted with the people. There were screenshots of the conversation and it was shown to the public to increase followers.
Mumbai Police has found such 176 high profile people who are paid money to get followers.