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Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) chairman Anil Ambani's e-filing of income tax returns was allegedly hacked by a 21-year-old chartered accountant student from Hyderabad.

The young woman, who is pursuing chartered accountancy articleship at Manoj Daga & Company in Chikkadpally, Hyderabad, allegedly hacked Ambani's account with an intention to know about his income and tax returns over a period of time. 

The student has been booked under Information Technology Act and faces arrest for the offense. 

"The girl hacked Ambani's e-filing of income tax returns account with an intention to check the industrialist's income and tax amount paid by him over the period of time. After hacking the account of the chairman of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), she accessed the details of his income, tax amount paid, PAN card number and even changed twice the password of his e-account on the Income Tax (IT) website," The Hindu quoted an officer involved in the probe as saying.

The young woman obtained Ambani's Permanent Account Number from the IT website before resetting the password of the account. 

Nilesh Doshi, who maintains the industrialist's tax returns, received a system generated message from I-T department about the password reset on 26 June. He received another message on 12 July about password change even before he could verify the information of how and who did the changes, prompting him to approach the police.

It took 25 days for the Mumbai police to find out the IP address from where the mails were sent.