In Bengaluru, two women have been detained for allegedly defrauding individuals by using Sudha Murty, the chairwoman of the Infosys Foundation,’s name and image. They were arrested when Mamata Sanjay, Murty’s executive assistant, complained on Friday. Lavanya and Shruti have been named as the defendants. According to the lawsuit, Sudha received an invitation to the Kannada Koota of Northern California (KKNC) 50th anniversary celebration. Her office, however, replied that she would be unable to attend.
The author was shocked to see pictures and recordings of the event some time after it had happened, showing her as the main guest. An advertising for a meet-and-greet with “Dr. Sudha Murty” as the main guest was found at Murty’s office on September 26. Additionally, there were sales of event tickets. This is when her office made contact with the KKNC organizers and learned that Lavanya, one of the ladies detained by Bengaluru police, had confirmed her participation and claimed to be Murty’s personal assistant.
The second individual, Shruthi, made more than Rs 3000 by saying that the head of the Infosys Foundation would be attending a conference in the US.
In accordance with sections 66(C) and 66(D) of the Information Technology Act as well as sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code, a complaint has now been filed against the two ladies. Additionally, an inquiry has been started.
Murty is a well-known social worker, philanthropist, and author of more than 150 books. She is wed to N R Narayana Murthy, the other co-founder of Infosys. She is renowned for her humility despite having so many influential roles in society. Her everyday actions reveal her innate simplicity.