Malicious Campaign using forged images against Malabar Gold & Diamonds: One Held in Dubai

Dubai Police has arrested an Indian citizen 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. The cyber wing of the Dubai Police uncovered that 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 the arrested person has confessed that he manipulated the images to damage the brand Malabar Gold & Diamonds. The image he posted has resulted into a major negative campaign against the brand, but with this arrest the conspiracy behind the attack against the brand has been revealed.

The photograph spread across social media platforms in which a few people celebrating Pakistan independence by cutting a cake engraved with Pakistan 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.