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Two women booked for using Sudha Murty’s name to scam people in US event

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New Delhi, Sep 25, 2023: Two women have been booked in Bengaluru for allegedly duping people by using the name and photograph of Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty. They were booked after Murty’s executive assistant Mamata Sanjay filed a complaint on Friday. The accused have been identified as Lavanya and Shruti. As per the complaint, Sudha was invited to attend the 50th anniversary of the Kannada Koota of Northern California (KKNC). However, her office responded that she would not be able to attend it.


Sudha Murthy

Some time later after the event, the author was surprised to come across photos and videos which indicated that she would be the chief guest at the event. Murty’s office came across an advertisement that mentioned a meet-and-greet with their chief guest “Dr Sudha Murty” on September 26. Tickets for the event were also being sold. This is when her office got in touch with KKNC organisers and came to know that Lavanya, one of the women arrested by the Bengaluru police, had claimed to be Murty’s personal assistant and confirmed her presence.

The second person, Shruthi, collected over Rs 3000 and claimed that the Infosys Foundation chairperson would be attending a programme in the US.

As of now, a case has been registered against the two women under sections 66(C) and 66(D) of the Information Technology Act and Section 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code. Also, a probe has been initiated.

Murty is a renowned author of over 150 books, a philanthropist, and social worker. She is married to Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy. Despite holding all of these powerful positions in society, she is known for her humility. Her simplicity shines through her daily gestures.

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