Panaji: Goa Police on Friday claimed that the fake letter was being circulated in the social media, originating from Vietnam, alleging extortion of night club owners by some goons.
The enquiry was conducted in the letter by State Crime Branch which found that there were no names of the complainants in the letter other than seven “illegible signatures,” police said in a media statement released here.
The complaint originated from a Vietnam number through WhatsApp, from which it was sent to different numbers on March 16, 2023.
In the meantime, on Friday, two night club owners Nand-Gopal Kucchadkar and Sahil Adwalpalkar filed two different complaints before police claiming that they were sent the letters and on close inspections of signatures, the surnames in signatures resembles their surnames, and since they were club owners of night club, they wanted to register a Police case of forgery.
Goa police said that the number from which the letter was circulated originates in Vietnam and Cyber Crime unit is conducting inquiry to trace the origin of complaint.
“Since the complaint is pseudonymous the veracity of the complaint could not be ascertained. The origin of complaint is from Foreign country, Vietnam and since the complainants could not be traced it primarily appears that the letter was made by some cyber criminals or disgruntled people to malign and defame Goan Government and Chief Minister Goa,” police have said.