IRDA Official Arrested For Sending Emails From Fake IDs

Sanjeev Kumar Jain, an Official at the Insurance Regulator of India (IRDA) was arrested by the police on 15 September, 2013 under Section 66A of the IT Act, on the basis of a complaint made by IRDA Chairman J Harinarayan.

Jain had allegedly used fake Ids to send emails to senior officials, including those in the Ministry of Finance, about corruption and malpractice in the regulatory body.

IRDA’s staff bodies claim that Jain is a whistle-blower tried to expose the irregularities of the organization and is being victimized for doing the same. He has been released on bail.

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