A complaint has been lodged by the former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha with the Delhi Police. The complaint stated that an imposter swindled him out of Rs 1 lakh by hacking into the email id of another former Supreme Court Justice B P Singh who is a friend of Justice Lodha.
As per the FIR, Justice Lodha stated, “I have been regularly corresponding with Justice B P Singh on arbitration matters. In the said email, I was requested for some urgent help and got back to him on email, as he was unavailable over the phone. When I responded via email asking him to tell me what the matter was, I received another email stating that his cousin was suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.”
In the said email, Justice Lodha was asked to transfer an amount of Rs 1 lakh to an account mentioned to be the account of a surgeon, to which Justice Lodha obliged and sent it in two transactions worth Rs 50,000 each.
Afterwards, when Justice B P Singh informed him that the email was hacked he filed the complaint in the office of Assistant Commissioner of Police EOW and Cyber Cell in Malaviya Nagar Police Station.