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Maharashtra: 300-odd cyber plaints pending since 3 months

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300-odd cyber plaints pending since 3 months

 

Navi Mumbai: In just past three months, investigation of 300-odd cases is pending with city's cyber cell department. The statistics came to light when Vashi resident Ajay Marathe filed an RTI, seeking the number of cases pending since the past three months.

 

 

Marathe had earlier filed a complaint with Vashi police station on August 24 last year about a video on a social networking site that showed a youth torturing a stray dog. The matter was transferred to the cyber cell. "It has been six months since I lodged a complaint but there has been no development. So I sought the extent of department's backlog through RTI," he said.

 

Even other residents have complained about the delay in detecting cases. Nerul resident Arati Chauhan said that she had lodged a complaint about an objectionable video of women is being sexually abused, is being circulated on Whatsapp. "It's been over four months but the case remains undetected. The cops said that the service provider was not sharing the details of any videos or chats," she said.

 

Officer from the cyber cell affirmed that they face problems while investigating cases pertaining to online fraud, siphoning money from bank accounts or posting obscene videos on social media. "The concerned organizations should share the details, which doesn't happen in case of social sites and banks, causing delays," said an official.

 

Ex-IB official Nainan Thomas said that if the organizations don't cooperate, activists and like-minded individuals should force the government to bring in an ordinance where no organization can withhold information required for police investigation.

 

The cyber cell officials maintained that till October 2014, the cell has managed to detect 27% of the 522 cases that were registered.

 

Read More: 300-odd cyber plaints pending since 3 months - The Times of India

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