At a time when Assam police is keeping a sharp eye on social media, reports of a fake Facebook account of Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia has been resurfaced.
Speaking to the media, Guwahati Commissioner of Police Hiren Nath informed that the fake account in the name of ‘Kuladhar Saikia’ had been opened on June 11, whereas the DGP’s original account is in the name of Kula Saikia.
A case has been registered with the Panbazar police station and investigations are on, said Nath.
“We have taken the matter very seriously and expect to arrest the culprit soon”, he added.
Earlier this month, a fake Facebook account in the name of Nath had been detected. A man was arrested in this connection.
Both the fake accounts of the DGP and the Commissioner of Police had photographs of the police officials in their uniform.
Assam Police has upgraded and strengthened its social media presence by recently launching its SMART Social Media Centre as a platform for engaging and providing information to the citizens.