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Nov 29, 2012 at 01:53pm IST

My account was tampered with, says Palghar boy questioned for FB post against MNS chief

Mumbai: In another Facebook row in Palghar, a 19-year-old boy has spoken out after his Facebook account was allegedly hacked and used to abuse Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray. The boy maintains that he never wrote the controversial post but believes it was written to create enmity in Palghar where a large number of North Indians live.

"I never wrote that comment. A friend came asking me in the morning about what I wrote. I couldn't even check. It's sad the way things have happened in the past couple of days. A lot of the people in this area are North Indians. Perhaps the post was purposely put to create enmity by someone who hacked into my account," the boy said.

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The boy was questioned about the post and let off on Wednesday after the MNS complained. A case has been filed against an unknown person under the IT act. The Thane Cyber crime Cell is in the process of tracking the hacker.

The 19-year-old boy who was questioned for allegedly posting offensive comments against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Facebook has now been let off. The boy was handed over to the police by MNS workers on Wednesday to explain the comment posted about Raj Thackeray.

The party's student wing president also filed a complaint. Police sources say that the boy's Facebook account was hacked before the alleged offensive comment was posted.

Earlier, a bandh was on Wednesday observed in Palghar town in adjoining Thane district following a call by Shiv Sena against suspension of two senior police officers in connection with the arrest of two girls over a Facebook post, criticising shutdown during Bal Thackeray's funeral.

Meanwhile, a Delhi student has now filed a PIL in the Supreme Court challenging Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act which was invoked to arrest the girls. The petition wants the offence to be made non-cognizable.