Vivek Agnihotri’s ‘The Kashmir Files’ continues to run strong at the box office, garnering immense appreciation and love from the audience. The film has managed to earn Rs 60 crore just in five days since its release. However, with the path-breaking success of the film, it has also invited incidents of cybercrime. Encashing the success of ‘The Kashmir File’, some are using the popularity of this film for their own gains by sharing a link on social media and WhatsApp saying free access to the film and eventually emptying bank accounts of those clicking those links. According to a news agency, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Noida) Ranvijay Singh has revealed that Rs. 30 lakh fraud has been reported under the pretext of getting ‘The Kashmir Files’ for free.
He said, ‘Most recently, three people approached the police within a period of 24 hours from just one police station with similar complaints of cyber fraud, in which they ended up losing a combined Rs 30 lakh.’ Noida police have now cautioned people against clicking on suspicious links for free access to the film. Police officials have stated that some cyber cons are sending links on social media and WhatsApp on the pretext of making online payments or for free access to a popular movie or video. But, end up hacking the phones of users and emptying their bank accounts linked to their mobile numbers.
Ranvijay Singh has also stated that several inputs have been received that fraudsters could send malware on the pretext of sharing links of the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’. Meanwhile, amid rumours about malware being attached with links of ‘The Kashmir File’, Gautam Buddh Nagar Cyber Cell official Baljeet Singh has said that no specific case about the new film has been reported yet in the district. Speaking about ‘The Kashmir File’, the film is based on the exodus of the Kashmiri Pundits from the valley in the 1990s. Helmed by Vivek Agnihotri, the film features a stellar cast of actors, including Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumaar and Chinmay Mandlekar.