Ayodhya : The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has issued an appeal to devotees not to respond to social media requests or make donations without proper verification. The Trust has also highlighted the various cyber fraud tactics employed by criminals taking advantage of people's trust.
The Uttar Pradesh Government has also sprung into action to deal with the issue of cybercrime related to the consecration of Lord Ram in Ayodhya Dham. As false messages claiming to collect donations for Ram Janmabhoomi, along with deceptive promises of providing free Prasad, VIP passes and entry passes, are circulating, the government is taking proactive measures to address and counteract these malicious activities.
Directives have been issued to the entire state police, particularly Ayodhya Police, to maintain heightened vigilance. In a recent incident, Ayodhya Police acted swiftly, arresting an Indian American citizen involved in similar activities and putting him in jail under relevant sections.
The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust is also alerting all devotees about these deceptive practices. These tactics include the distribution of fake QR codes for collecting donations in the name of Ram Mandir, making false promises of providing free Prasad to the public, coming up with misleading offers of VIP passes and entry passes to visit Ram temple and the creation of fake websites in the name of Ram Mandir Ayodhya.
Ayodhya Police has launched an awareness campaign to educate the public about such matters. Recently, the police arrested an individual.
CO Ayodhya, Shailendra Singh said that the accused holds American citizenship. The charges against the individual involve offering home delivery of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Pran Pratistha Prasad for Rs 51 to citizens of Indian origin and 11 dollars to citizens of other countries through websites and social media.
Alongside the prasad, the accused offered Shri Ram printed T-shirts, Charan Padukas, Shri Ram flags, Shri Ram printed silver coins, and other merchandise in the name of Shri Ram. A case has been registered, accusing the individual of deceiving over 16 lakh people, with the fraudulent transactions amounting to Rs 10.5 crore through online orders.
In case of receiving misleading calls or messages, individuals are advised not to fall into the trap and to promptly contact the National Cyber Helpline at 1930 to report the incident. Furthermore, reporting can also be done by visiting cybercrime.gov.in, a dedicated portal aimed at curbing cybercrime. This collective effort aims to apprehend these cyber thugs and protect the public from falling victim to their schemes.
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