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One arrested for cyber crime in Dimapur

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By EMN Updated: Jan 28, 2020 12:36 am
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Dimapur, Jan. 27 (EMN): The cyber cell of Dimapur police has tracked and arrested one person for posting a series of derogatory comments intended to offend and undermine the moral integrity of a woman.

An update from commissioner of police office informed that one Imsumeren of Netaji colony, Dimapur was apprehended on January 25 for committing the offence by using “a fake ID on Instagram during a group chat and subsequently through private posts to the victim”. It added that the chat group has been taken down and a case registered against the accused at the Diphupar police station.

The additional commissioner of police and personal relation officer, Relo T Aye, told Eastern Mirror that the accused has been charged under  section 67 of the Information Technology Act 2000 which deals with publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form.

According to section 67 of IT Act, whoever publishes or transmits or causes to be published in the electronic form, any material which is lascivious or appeals to the prurient interest or if its effect is such as to tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely to access it, shall be punished with imprisonment of up to three years and with fine of up to INR 5 lakh in the first conviction; and imprisonment of up to five years and with fine which may extend to INR 10 lakh for subsequent conviction.

The Dimapur police has requested the people to be responsible while posting, commenting and uploading content on social media network sites; any content that will insult the modesty of a woman, which amounts to criminal offence.

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By EMN Updated: Jan 28, 2020 12:36:39 am

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