Hindustan Times (New Delhi, India)

Police ignorance bliss for cyber criminals.

Byline: Sumit Saxena

Sep. 21--NEW DELHI -- Poor knowledge of cyber laws may facilitate Anoushka Shankar's blackmailer to walk out of prison, say legal experts.

Cyber law expert and Supreme Court advocate Pavan Duggal said: "Despite an offence involving infringement of electronic data, police have not invoked the requisite Section 66 of the Information and Technology (IT) Act."

Delving further into the issue Duggal said it is high time for our investigating agencies to prepare rock solid cases against people involved in cyber crimes.

In Shankar's case, the police have registered an FIR under Section 386 of the Indian Penal Code -- it deals with offence of extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt. …

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