Mumbai police grill rapper Badshah for 9 hours over faux followers racket

Mumbai, August 8

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 faux social media followers and `likes’, an official stated.

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, stated 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 someone had created her faux profile on social media and complained to the police.

During the probe, the police unearthed the racket which creates faux social media profiles and sells faux followers and likes to celebrities and `influencers’.

A star or social media influencer can command the next value for product endorsement if she or he has extra followers.

The police have recorded statements of almost 20 individuals within the case.

Senior police officers had stated earlier that this was a severe subject as faux profiles are additionally used to unfold faux information or misinformation.

At least 54 cyber, companies which create faux followers are below the police’s scanner, officers stated. PTI

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