Kiruphema General Council condemn impersonation of Minister Kruse

Kohima: Impersonation on social media is punishable by upto three years

BY | Tuesday, 4 July, 2023

The Kiruphema General Council (KGC) has condemned the impersonation of Nagaland Minister for Horticulture and Women Resource Development, Salhoutuonuo Kruse by certain individual(s) in various social media platforms.

In a press release, KGC called on the authorities to investigate the matter with utmost priority and to take legal action against the criminal (s) for tarnishing the honour of individuals and the communities.

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KGC Chairman Kevichülie Dahou and Secretary Neingukholie Vielie stated that Kruse is the elected representative of 8th Western Angami Assembly constituency in the 14th NLA and holds an upright moral and social standing in the society.

Kruse is also the first women cabinet minister in Nagaland and has no relation with the Meiteis or Mizos under any circumstances whatsoever at the present situation in Manipur, it asserted.

Impersonation on social media is a punishable crime in India.

Section 66D, IT Act (Impersonation), 2000: Whoever, by means of any communication device or computer resource cheats by personation (assumes the identity of someone else with the intention of fooling or deceiving the person) shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to Rupees one lakh.

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