2 persons held for running website in the name of Prime Minister
By Vamsi Krishna N : 27-Jan-2017
Taking advantage of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative, two conmen have allegedly created a fraudulent website in the name of PM Modi and attempted to earn money through it.
According to the case details, the policy division of the CBI has received a complaint from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) regarding a website named www.nmcsm.in (Narendra Modi Computer Shaksharta Mission), claiming to be an institute offering computer courses.
Immediately the CBI has taken action and found during the investigation that two persons named, Atul Kumar and Jagmohan Singh from Uttar Pradesh are behind the creation of this fake website. The duo has claimed them to be the president and secretary of the institute and declared the institute as a corporate entity with a registered office in Delhi on the website. Further, they also claimed the institute of having a nationwide network of e-connection authorized training centers, all over the country, with the regional offices established in Delhi, Aligarh, and Pune.
The website also mentions that the students seeking admission into the courses should make their payments through the method of demand draft. The CBI, therefore, confirmed that the acceptance of money through the method of demand drafts needs to be probed into thoroughly.
Surprisingly, the website also mentions that it has been registered under Public Society and Trust Act, as an autonomous organization, has an ISO certification and even has displayed a Trade Mark symbol, TM, beside its name.
On the website, the description of the institute reads, “NMCSM develops students by providing an environment for personal growth, opportunity, knowledge, exposure, personal attention, and career direction. This is in line with the nation's aspiration, which is to build a generation of professionals catering to a knowledge-based economy to meet upcoming challengers.”