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1 held for cyber crime; first ever case
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAR 26 (NPN):
Published on 27 Mar. 2011 12:18 AM IST
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In the first ever cyber crime case registered in the state, Dimapur police arrested a merchant navy cadet for posting obscene pictures of a Naga girl on the popular social networking site Facebook.
The accused identified as twenty five years old Shashwat Kumar was arrested from NSCBI airport on Friday evening upon his arrival from Mumbai by Dimapur police personnel led by OC East Atou Zumvu and ASI M C Rutsa.
It may be noted that for cyber related crimes there is no jurisdiction for police to apprehend those booked under the ITAA (2008).
Informing about the turn of events, OC East Atou who is also the IO of the case, said that the accused, Shashwat Kumar, a student of T S Chanakya, was arrested after the victim lodged an FIR on March 16 at East police station. The accused who is a resident of Patna is the lone son of a high profile academician (Dr. Shiva Jatan Thakur).
Elucidating on the preliminary investigation of the case, Atou informed that the accused had admitted of hacking into the victim’s email id and had posted her nude pictures on Facebook as she had refused to marry him.
A list evidences such as the laptop of the accused and conversations recorded over the mobile phone were also obtained by the police.
Atou informed that the conversations were converted into proper format by experts of cyber forensic section of RIELIT Kohima while the laptop will also be sent for examination.
While asserting that the accused was cooperating with the police, Atou said that Kumar will be produced at CJM court on Sunday for police remand.
However, despite the official statement issued by the police, several questions remain unanswered as to how the pictures were taken (and uploaded on the popular networking site).
Questions were also raised on the angle of the obscene pictures suggesting an involvement of a third person.

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