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CID�s maiden charge-sheet in cyber crime case

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GUWAHATI, Jan 1 � Working on vital inputs provided by foreign-based agencies like Google Inc., the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today filed the State�s first chargesheet in a cyber crime case.

The chargesheet, related to CID police station case number 60/10 u/s 66(A)/67 of the Information Technology Act, was filed last evening with the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup.

The State, which is witnessing a spurt in cyber crimes, registered 18 cases in the year 2010, of which some cases have already been closed due to lack on any clue while others are being investigated.

In 2009, only three cases were registered under the IT Act.

A senior CID official informed The Assam Tribune that the said FIR was lodged with the CID police station by a girl student alleging that some unknown persons have created a fake Orkut profile in her name and posted vulgar messages.

�During the course of investigation, we moved the authorities of Google Inc for providing the log-in details of the particular Orkut profile. The authorities of Google responded and Internet protocol details were ascertained,� the official said.

He went on to inform that after it was found that the accused used BSNL Internet connection for the purpose, the CID team took the help of BSNL officials who provided the name and address of the subscriber.

�The accused Shankar Manash Kashyap (23), a resident of Usha Court located in RG Baruah Road was arrested and during questioning he confessed his offence. The CPU of the computer was also seized and we managed to recover the deleted photographs of the girl student with help of forensic tools,� he stated.

The CID official further opined that the investigators should be able to solve more such cases with the able help from foreign agencies like Google.

The CID�s cyber wing is expected to become more potent as the government has decided to come up with a cyber lab in the CID premises in the current year.

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CID�s maiden charge-sheet in cyber crime case

GUWAHATI, Jan 1 � Working on vital inputs provided by foreign-based agencies like Google Inc., the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today filed the State�s first chargesheet in a cyber crime case.

The chargesheet, related to CID police station case number 60/10 u/s 66(A)/67 of the Information Technology Act, was filed last evening with the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup.

The State, which is witnessing a spurt in cyber crimes, registered 18 cases in the year 2010, of which some cases have already been closed due to lack on any clue while others are being investigated.

In 2009, only three cases were registered under the IT Act.

A senior CID official informed The Assam Tribune that the said FIR was lodged with the CID police station by a girl student alleging that some unknown persons have created a fake Orkut profile in her name and posted vulgar messages.

�During the course of investigation, we moved the authorities of Google Inc for providing the log-in details of the particular Orkut profile. The authorities of Google responded and Internet protocol details were ascertained,� the official said.

He went on to inform that after it was found that the accused used BSNL Internet connection for the purpose, the CID team took the help of BSNL officials who provided the name and address of the subscriber.

�The accused Shankar Manash Kashyap (23), a resident of Usha Court located in RG Baruah Road was arrested and during questioning he confessed his offence. The CPU of the computer was also seized and we managed to recover the deleted photographs of the girl student with help of forensic tools,� he stated.

The CID official further opined that the investigators should be able to solve more such cases with the able help from foreign agencies like Google.

The CID�s cyber wing is expected to become more potent as the government has decided to come up with a cyber lab in the CID premises in the current year.

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