A candidate with the name Sunny Leone was all over the news earlier this week for apparently topping the merit list for Junior Engineer's post in Bihar Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) with 98.5 per cent marks. The news garnered so much attention that it even grabbed the attention of real Sunny Leone. After all the hullabaloo, it now seems that there wasn't really anyone with the name at all. Bihar Education Minister Vinod Narayan Jha suggested that it could be a fake application. And an FIR could be filed against those meddling with the system.
PHEd Principal Secretary, Jitendra Srivastava has told Hindustan Times that an FIR against the fake topper 'Sunny Leone'. Srivastava said that the fake Sunny Leone could face several charges under the IT Act as well as CrPC sections for trying to obstruct government processes and impersonate as a Bollywood actress. The form even had the real photo of Sunny on it which makes authorities believe it was a prank. Sunny Leone Applies For PHED Bihar Junior Engineer Exam 2019!
Jha said that it can't be confirmed if it is real or fake right now. He said, "The result is still not out. We had put out vacancy for Junior Engineer’s post. A lot of people have applied for it. Right now we have just put up these names on the government website. If anybody has any kind of objection then they can speak about it."
As the news went viral, actress Sunny Leone tweeted saying, "HAHA, I’m so glad the OTHER me has scored so well !!!!! lol." After the website was opened online job applications, people registered under the name Sunny Leone’ and ‘bvcxzbnnb’. It seemed the automated system picked up all the entries and showed Sunny Leone as the merit list topper.
ANI quoted Jha as saying, "Some people might have filed fake applications. But these applications will be nullified. As many as 17,000 people have applied for this vacancy. Right now we can’t say whether this is fake or real. There can be more people with this name. The investigation will be done through the counselling process itself." He also said that he doesn't know anyone by the name Sunny Leone.