Cops trace ID from where vulgar mails were sent to Tollywood actor Meera Chopra, actor claims she knows who it is
After musician Anoushka Shankar and producer Ekta Kapoor, it is Tollywood actor Meera Chopra's turn to face online heat. The Tollywood actor, who is reportedly a cousin of Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, was allegedly being sent vulgar mails. Delhi Police a week back managed to trace the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which the mails were being sent.
The FIR, a copy of which is with MiD DAY, states that: "During the course of technical enquiry, request was sent to Hotmail & Yahoo asking registrant and log details of the questioned email IDs. Hotmail had provided IP addresses belonging to Airtel Delhi & France, whereas Gmail had provided only registrant details. Meanwhile, Airtel had also informed that the questioned emails were created and used from the IP address allocated to the Internet connection installed in the name of one S K Ahuja."
Meanwhile, Meera is in a state of 'shock'. She told MiD DAY that she was allegedly being harassed by 'a few of her known ones'. And she wants the world to know it. "I am shocked at the incident. It's like that saying, 'Apne log hi barbad karte hain' (It's people known to you who cause harm)," she said.
The actor confessed that she now knows who the accused it but refused to divulge further information citing police investigations as the reason. "I know who they are (it's the entire family) but I can't reveal their identity as I have been asked by the cops not to disclose it yet. These people are not in India and are abroad. I myself want to expose it to media," she told MiD DAY.
Meera, who stays in Model Town area in north Delhi, had lodged an FIR with the economic offences wing, EOW of Delhi Police on January 19 alleging harassment by someone -- who in the course of investigation turned out to be a known person -- on e-mail for the past few months.
She had stated in her complaint in January that some unknown person has been sending false, vulgar, malicious e-mails to her fianc © and is trying to defame her by way of providing false information in an abusive language.
Delhi police remained tight-lipped on the issue. When MiD DAY visited the economic offences wing office in Adhchini to meet the DCP, EOW, KK Vyas, he refused to meet. Special Commissioner of Police, Crime, Ranjit Narayan said that he was unaware of details.
Both the investigating officers and the complainant remained tight-lipped about the identity of SK Ahuja. Going through the contents of the complaint, enquiry prima facie an offence under U/S 66A IT act was lodged.
Investigating officers and sources have told that they have issued arrest warrants to a few people and are probing the matter further. "We are very close to the main culprit," the sources said.
Meera had further told in her statement that she is engaged to Paris-resident Samir Ahuja and that she would like to register a complaint against unknown people who have been sending vulgar e-mails to her fianc © since August 2010 and trying to break her engagement.
She added: "This person also has my phone details for the past six months, which he has e-mailed to my fianc ©. He even tried to threaten me by sending mails directly to me. The whole incident is really bad for the families." "My engagement is almost on the verge of breaking up," she had said in her complaint. The actor, who is currently in Delhi, will leave for Mumbai on Friday.