Former Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha was duped of Rs. 1 lakh in an online scam after the email account of his aide was hacked, reports a police officer.

On Saturday, the incident came into focus when Chief Justice (Retired) RM Lodha, who is a resident of South Delhi’s Panchsheel Park, visited the office of Cyber Cell and Assistant Commissioner of Police EOW in Malviya Nagar Police Station to lodge an FIR.

In his complaint, Mr. Lodha claims that he used to regularly consistent through email with his colleague, Justice (Retired) BP Singh.

“I, on April 19, received a mail from the email ID of BP Singh that he required immediate help of Rs. 1 lakh for the treatment of his cousin brother as he (BP Singh) is unavailable over phone. I immediately deposited Rs. 1 lakh online in two transactions at the given account number,” added Mr. Lodha.

A senior police officer told sources that when Justice Singh recovered his email id on May 30, he has sent a mail regarding his email account hacking on April 18 to 19 to his contact list.

The police officer continued, “When RM Lodha read the email sent by BP Singh regarding his hacked email, he immediately disclosed that he was cheated and duped of Rs. 1 lakh by the unknown hacker. On the suggestion of BP Singh, RM Lodha approached the Delhi Police and filed a complaint. We have registered a case under various sections of the IPC including cheating and the IT Act. A probe is on to identify the accused hacker.”

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