A Hyderabad Techie was booked by the Bengaluru police under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for faking Sudha Murty’s sign. The letter was reportedly a recommendation from the chairperson, urging Telugu actor to be the ambassador for an app.
Vijay Devarakonda as a brand ambassador
The man is identified as, L Saikrishna, 23, he was held for forging Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murthy’s signature in a reference letter. The letter was reportedly a recommendation from the chairperson, urging Telugu actor Vijay Devarakonda to be the ambassador for the app the techie had developed.
According to the sources, the app developer had built an app called ‘Offer nearby’. Since the app was not yet released, the techie wanted Mr. Devarakonda to be its ambassador.
Apparently, Saikrishna made various attempts, but couldn’t reach the actor. The 23-year-old then began looking for an alternative way to approach the actor. Soon he realized that the actor would better consider a recommendation letter from a famous personality in the Information Technology industry.
Therefore, he purportedly wrote the letter with a forged letterhead of the Infosys Foundation, along with the simulated signature of its Chairperson, Sudha Murthy.
The letter never reached
Gratefully, the letter never arrived at the actor’s place and rather went back to the return address, which happened to be the office of the Infosys Foundation in Bengaluru.
After the letter was collected by Infosys officials, the members were surprised as they never sent such a letter. Nevertheless, they soon realized that it was a case of fraud.
The officials raised a complaint with the Bengaluru police with a case of forgery. The police took the case, and upon investigation, they caught the app developer.
On interrogation by police, the techie revealed that he seriously wanted the Telugu actor to be the brand ambassador for his app. For this, he went on taking the extreme step.