A fake account of the Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, has been created on micro-blogging site Twitter and has been tweeting about all his activities.
The Twitter handle ‘@Abhinandan_wc’, which was formed last month itself, has over 2,000 followers. Several posts have been made from this account in English and Tamil.
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In one of the photographs shared on the account, Wg Cdr Abhinandan can be seen with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who met him on on Saturday.
Another post shows Wg Cdr Abhinandan with his family.
Government sources on Sunday informed that the account is fake and does not belong to Wg Cdr Varthaman.
— ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2019
After a delay of over five hours, Wg Cdr Varthaman stepped on the Indian soil through Wagah border, Amritsar in Punjab, on Friday night at 9.20 pm.
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He returned home from Pakistan on Friday, two days after he was taken into custody by Pakistan Army when he bailed out from a MiG-21 fighter jet and landed in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
A day after his return from Pakistan, he informed the top IAF brass that he was subjected to a lot of mental harassment, though he was not physically tortured by Pakistan military authorities, said a source.
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