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Sikkim CM Targeted: Police Swiftly Act on Fake Social Media Identity

The Sikkim Chief Minister, Prem Singh Tamang-Golay, found himself at the center of a deceptive scheme as miscreants created a fraudulent Facebook account using his identity. The incident has prompted a rapid response from law enforcement agencies as they launch an investigation into the matter.

Deceptive Move: Fake Facebook Account Raises Concerns

Concerns arose upon discovering that an unidentified group of miscreants had fabricated a Facebook account under the name of Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang-Golay. This deceptive profile on the popular social media platform sparked outrage and raised questions about the security of public figures in the digital realm.

Unmasking the Culprits: FIR Filed by CM’s Office

The Sikkim Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) actively initiated the lodging of a First Information Report (FIR) against the perpetrators responsible for creating the fraudulent Facebook account. This legal move demonstrates the government’s seriousness in addressing the unauthorized use of the Chief Minister’s identity.

They officially registered the FIR at the Sadar Police Station in Gangtok, Sikkim, on Friday (January 5). The police are now actively pursuing leads to identify and apprehend the individuals behind the creation and operation of the fake account. This legal intervention emphasizes the authorities’ commitment to maintaining the integrity and security of online identities for public figures.

Addressing Impersonation Concerns: Upholding Digital Integrity

The incident not only raises questions about the vulnerability of public figures to identity theft in the digital age but also highlights the importance of robust cybersecurity measures. The Sikkim government’s swift response demonstrates its dedication to maintaining the digital integrity of its officials.

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