Bengal man arrested for hacking a Central website, tampering with scholarships

Kolkata: A 28-year-old-man of West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur district was arrested for hacking a Central website and uploading names of fake scholarship applicants, police said on Thursday.

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“Based on the complaint of Education Director from Kerala, Babul Hussain of Kotgach area was arrested on Tuesday. The complainant alleged that fake applications for Post Metric Scholarship was uploaded on the Central government’s Ministry of Minority Affairs website,” said a senior police officer of Dinajpur police headquarters.

He said the incident surfaced after some deserving students of certain institutes complained that they were not getting the money. A team of Kerala police traced Hussain’s alleged act and caught him with the aid of the local police.

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“His laptop and two mobile phones were seized and searched, but nothing is found yet. He is being taken to Kerala on transit remand for seven days,” he said.


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