Actor files police complaint over fake social media profiles in his name

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Kolkata, Nov 18 (PTI) Popular Bengali actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty has lodged a complaint with the Kolkata Police, alleging that unknown miscreants were operating fake social media profiles with his picture and name on them, and posting pornographic content, police said on Wednesday.

The actor, best known for portraying detectives 'Feluda' and 'Kakababu', told the police that he had come to know about the fake profiles only last month.

'Mr Chakraborty has no profile on any networking sites. He had noticed these fake social media profiles, being run in his name, on October 30, but ignored them initially.

Later, people pointed out that objectionable photograph were being posted on the sites by those profiles. He then approached us,' a senior Kolkata Police officer said.

Chakraborty has lodged the complaint with the cyber cell of the Kolkata Police on November 12.

Sleuths have identified an IP address that was used to create and operate the fake profiles, the officer said.

The culprit will soon be brought to book, he added.

Calls made to Chakraborty went unanswered. PTI SCH RMS RMS