Only 3 Convictions in the cyber crime cases till 2018

Till 2018 only 3 people have been convicted yet against the 112 cases registered under the cybercrime in the city according to the reports. This report was released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) recently.Only 13 cases were solved till now. Most of the cases were related to mobile and internet banking in respect to cheating, fraud, targeting the elderly and young, who were not at all well versed of the technology. As compared to the previous year 40 new cyber crime cases has been came into the concerning matter either done for prank, extortion, cheating, threat, blackmailing, etc.



Section 420 of The Indian Penal Court talks about the offence which is committed by the person who cheats another person and thereby induces the deceived to deliver any property. This provision provides punishment for the same.In case ofany legal matter related to section 420, please Post YourRequirement anonymously and get free proposals OR Search for a Lawyer and book a free appointment directly.According to the IPC, Section 420 states that whoever cheats and thereby dishonestly induces the person deceived to deliver any property to any person, or to make, alter or destroy the whole or any part of a valuable security, or anything which is signed or sealed, and which is capable of being converted into a valuable security, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Of about 30 cases of the cybercrime were registered in the city in 2018 compared to 32 in 2017. Total number of cases which undergoing through investigation are 82 which has been increased to the extent of 112 up to date. The cheating cases under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code is the highest number of the cases which is up to (67%) of the total cases. Among them only single case was computer related case. Other than this case seven of the other cybercrime cases registered were done for the motive of pranks and the motive behind three cases was extortion.Out of this case 43 cases were disposed of by the police and charge sheet were filed in the rest of the 13 cases. Though complaints were found valid in 28 cases, insufficient evidence led to the closure of the case. Thirteen persons have been arrested and have been convicted for the crime, other than that seven were acquitted. Other than these cases rest of the cases are still pending. According to Divya Bansal “Mobile Fraud was most common where pop-ups were sent via the interface of trusted apps like Paytm to trap users.” who is the professor and head of the Cyber Security Research Centre, Punjab Engineering College.


Even then most of the police officials of the cyber crime wing did not have specialised training in the field, which was why tracking down the criminals was difficult as they could commit a crime from anywhere in the world, said Kuldeep Singh, Chairperson, centre for police administration, Punjab University. The crime rate of 2.6 cases against a population of one lakh in the city was the second-highest among UTs and the sixth highest among all UTs and states, NCRB data showed. Out of vulnerable groups Kuldeep Singh said, chandigarh has a high number of senior citizens who weer not very familiar with e-banking processes and youngsters, a large chink of them studying here, who were cheated easily. Perpetrators of cyber fraud were not like average criminals and usually had a high IQ, he added. UT deputy inspector general (DIG) of police, Omvir Singh Bishnoi, head of cyber crime investigations, couldn’t be reached for comments.

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