Ludhiana: Man booked for hacking wife’s account, downloading IT return papers

The man was arrested under the Information Technology Act and Section 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code for hacking into his wife’s account seeking to download copies of her income tax return.

A Haibowal resident has been booked for allegedly downloading copies of his wife’s income tax returns after hacking into her account.

The defendant, identified as Deepak Puri from Durgapuri of Haibowal, allegedly contradicted the wife’s claims for alimony.

Plaintiff Priyanka from New Janakpuri said that she married Puri on January 16, 2017.

She alleged that shortly after the marriage, the defendants began harassing her for the dowry, causing them to live apart. She filed a dowry lawsuit against the defendant on November 18, 2018 and subsequently also filed a domestic violence lawsuit and went to court to claim alimony.

She added that during the court hearings, her husband submitted a copy of his income tax returns with the intention of obtaining an advantage in the case.

The woman alleged that her husband had hacked into her account and downloaded a copy of her tax return. He further added that he had shown income in his account when he planned to go abroad.

Inspector Ramandeep Singh, who is investigating the case, said the woman had filed the complaint on March 30. After investigating the matter for nine months, the police filed an FIR against the defendant under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code. and Section 66 C of the Information Technology Act.

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