Shillong: Unknown miscreants had created two fake social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram under the name of PHE Minister Marcuise Marak and demanded money and personal information from various people.
Marak on Thursday informed that an FIR has been registered in the case of a person trying to dupe people using his name.
Marak said that his son (Tengrik M Sangma) had immediately lodged a formal complaint with the Sadar Police Station at Police Bazar in Shillong regarding the matter.
“I learnt from the police that these are the same guys who had duped the people pretending to be the former Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh. The imposter (s) had given to some people different accounts, some was from Gurgaon, Assam and even from Leh Ladakh,” said Marak.
Police are trying to track them down, but most of their IP address are giving different locations.
He also mentioned that some of them believed that it was the minister and even agreed to transfer the money via GPay but fortunately the transfer was unsuccessful.
“They should be booked and get arrested. Trial should be there because police say that main accused are doing these things to many people,” said Marak.