Nidhi Razdan files complaint over online fraud

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Delhi Police has received a report from former TV anchor Nidhi Razdan claiming that she was the target of a phishing scam in which she was offered a fraudulent position of an assistant professor at Harvard University.

What did the police say?

Atul Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP, South) stated that the report was received at the Greater Kailash Police Station and forwarded for further investigation to the cyber crime unit.

In her lawsuit, Ms Razdan claimed cognizable offences like forgery, cheating, identity fraud and impersonation have been committed against her.

What did Razdan claim?

She also claimed that the lawsuit was embedded with a series of emails shared with those behind the suspected scam and other documentation relating to the matter.

Her counsel, Shri Singh, said that in December 2019, Ms Razdan received a notification containing a supposed offer to teach journalism at Harvard University. She subsequently resigned last June as the Executive Editor of NDTV.

The Harvard Hoax

In the past week, however, she had come to know that a series of emails and falsified documents sent over a span of one year is an elaborate scheme, Singh said, to disingenuously and illicitly cause her harm.

According to the prosecutor, she has also asked Harvard University to file a case with the FBI or other related authorities in order to prosecute this incident.