Sports anchor Ridhima Pathak charged in case of cyber fraud

Jul 5, 2024

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Ridhima Pathak, a well-known sports anchor, has been charged by the Cyber Police for allegedly defrauding an Australian company.

Charges against Pathak siblings

Ridhima and her brother Ishan Pathak, both directors of Pune-based Reswitch Technologies, have been accused of orchestrating a hack on the complainant company’s payment gateway following payment disputes. This hack reportedly resulted in unauthorized refunds to subscribers. Initial complaints to the Cyber Police were allegedly ignored until the Australian company approached the JMF court in Nagpur, which subsequently issued directives for FIR registration.

Ridhima Pathak | Instagram

The advocates represented the complainant during the court proceedings. The charges against Ridhima and Ishan include violations under IPC sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating), and 467 (forgery of valuable security), along with Section 67 of the IT Act. The financial impact of the alleged fraud is reported to be around A$ 15,000.

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Ridhima Pathak | Instagram

Ridhima was recently seen anchoring in the Bengal Pro T20 League. She was also part of the star-studded broadcasting lineup for JioCinema at the Women’s Premier League (WPL) and the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Known for her engaging discussions, Ridhima has conducted insightful interviews with cricketing legends like Kapil Dev and modern-day maestros like Virat Kohli, earning admiration across the cricketing world.

The case has sent shockwaves through the sports and technology communities, given Ridhima’s high-profile presence and the significant financial implications of the alleged fraud. Further investigations are underway to determine the full extent of the alleged misconduct.

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