The case about the fake followers has all started with the Bollywood rapper Badshah. Starting through him. the Mumbai police have identified 68 companies who are selling fake social media followers. And many Bollywood celebrities and sports personalities are accused of buying these fake followers. The police are likely to question Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone in the fake social media followers’ situation.
With the rigorious investigation happening, the Mumbai police have found out that there are various studies done by various well-known organizations that have found out that Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are among the top 10 celebrities who have fake followers.
As per the Mumbai police, these studies will be one of the bases to question Deepika and Priyanka.
On the other hand, last week Mumbai police arrested a man who made a fake profile of Bollywood playback singer Bhoomi Trivedi and claimed that he manages her social media accounts.
It is said that he contacted some Bollywood personalities and claimed he can increase their social media followers the way he increased her followers. One of the choreographers fell for the trap and paid the accused. But after some time he realized something was wrong. He contacted Bhoomi and it was then that she realized her fake profile was made. She filed a complaint with the concerned Police.
With arresting the accused, the cops discovered the huge scam happening every day. So, an SIT compromising members of the crime branch and the cyber cell was formed. The SIT is headed by DCP Nandkumar Thakur and the case is looked after by CIO Sachin Vaze. SIT found about 100 companies selling fake social media followers. Now the SIT has identified 68 companies selling fake followers and fake social media activities like retweets, likes, views, subscriptions, comments, etc.
So far, the SIT has recorded around 20 statements in the matter. These people include Bollywood personalities. SIT has also written to France government (via MEA) and sought details of FollowersKart, one of the main accused company (France based).