Dubai, United Arab Emirates
An Indian citizen has been arrested by Dubai Police for engaging in an ill-motivated social media campaign against Malabar Gold & Diamonds using forged images. The arrested person is identified as Mr. Bineesh Ponankal Arumoghan, an ex-employee of the company, hailing from Thrissur in Kerala. Malabar Gold & Diamonds had filed a complaint with Dubai Police regarding a forged image being circulated in social media. The cyber wing of the Dubai Police uncovered that it was Bineesh who first shared the forged image through Facebook in Dubai.
In an official communication sent to the Malabar Gold & Diamonds, Dubai Police confirmed that the arrested person has confessed that he manipulated the images to damage the brand Malabar Gold & Diamonds. Bineesh posted the image and urged public to boycott Malabar Gold & Diamonds which resulted in major negative campaigns against the brand. But with his arrest the conspiracy behind the attack against the brand has been exposed.
The photograph spread across social media platforms in which a few people celebrating Pak independence by cutting a cake engraved with Pak national flag doesn’t belong to Malabar Gold & Diamonds at all. This is taken from a celebration held at a money exchange company in Middle East and their logo is clearly visible in the background of the image as well.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds is going ahead with similar legal actions in India as well against those who circulated defamatory news against the brand using manipulated images.