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Finance Minister�s email account hacked

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GUWAHATI, July 21 - The email account of Finance, Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been reportedly hacked.

�My email id has been hacked by some unscrupulous elements and mails sent seeking financial help. Avoid any such mail. Case being registered,� tweeted the Minister.

The Minister also posted on tweeter two e-mails sent from his account by the hackers, asking the recipient to make a wire transfer of Rs 2 lakh to a vendor in one of the mails.

�Can you make a wire transfer of Rs 2 lakh to a vendor which is for purchase as well as programme services and all supporting documents will be forwarded to you before the end of the week. I am in meeting now, we can communicate by mail��.,� the email said.

The mail also included the name and bank details of the �vendor� based in Pune.

The Minister told The Assam Tribune that he would lodge a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

However, no complaint was lodged with the CID or Dispur Police Station by the Minister till the filing of this report.

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Finance Minister�s email account hacked

GUWAHATI, July 21 - The email account of Finance, Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been reportedly hacked.

�My email id has been hacked by some unscrupulous elements and mails sent seeking financial help. Avoid any such mail. Case being registered,� tweeted the Minister.

The Minister also posted on tweeter two e-mails sent from his account by the hackers, asking the recipient to make a wire transfer of Rs 2 lakh to a vendor in one of the mails.

�Can you make a wire transfer of Rs 2 lakh to a vendor which is for purchase as well as programme services and all supporting documents will be forwarded to you before the end of the week. I am in meeting now, we can communicate by mail��.,� the email said.

The mail also included the name and bank details of the �vendor� based in Pune.

The Minister told The Assam Tribune that he would lodge a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

However, no complaint was lodged with the CID or Dispur Police Station by the Minister till the filing of this report.