Man who duped ex-CJI remanded in police custody

Accused was nabbed from Udaipur

A man arrested for allegedly duping former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha of ₹1 lakh, by hacking his colleague’s e-mail account, was sent to two-day police custody on Wednesday.

The judge allowed police the custodial interrogation of Dinesh Mali, nabbed from Udaipur earlier this month, said DCP (South Delhi) Vijay Kumar. The police may seek further custody since the investigation is still going on, Mr. Kumar said, adding that the accused was brought from Udaipur on Tuesday.

The incident came to light on May 30 after Justice Lodha, a resident of South Delhi’s Panchsheel Park, got an email from retired SC judge B.P. Singh stating that his ID was hacked by some unknown person on the intervening night of April 18 and 19.

A case was registered on the basis of Justice Lodha’s complaint which alleged that ₹1 lakh was transferred through RTGS from his account following the message received by him from the hacked email ID, the police said.

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