Cyber crime: Hurdles Delhi Police face – Times of India

TNN | Dec 26, 2016, 12.41 PM IST

Cybercrime is on the rise. Delhi Police, while registering cases for computer-related offences and for online posting of sexually offensive content, often finds itself hard-pressed to prove these crimes in court. Last year, Delhi Police registered 77 FIRs under the Information Technology Act, but could make arrests and file charge sheets in only half the cases. Of the 16 cases filed for publishing of sexually offensive content, charge sheets were filed in just four cases and three arrests were made. In 2014, the record was poorer. That year, the police could not file a single charge sheet in the cases on posting of sexually offensive content.

The poor record of Delhi Police on online crime is perhaps due to the cyber cells being manned by cops who have little knowledge about the complexities of hacking.

Let’s see what are the major hurdles

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