Cyber cops follow protocol for success

Cyber crime department says Internet Protocol address helps in nabbing cyber criminals

Published: 15th March 2012 02:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:36 PM   |  A+A-

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BANGALORE: Although the country’s biggest cyber crime police station is short-staffed, a few officers from the Bangalore cyber crime department managed to crack the case of a mysterious man, who used to send lewd emails to a city-based homemaker.

Archana Ravi Kumar, 24, received lewd, sexually abusive emails from an unknown person, who seemed well informed about her life.

After receiving the mails from the accused, identified as Pavan Kumar Ghose, she rushed to the Cyber Crime Police Station and filed an FIR. Investigations revealed that the accused was Archana’s distant relative.

“Two months were very traumatic for me and the email kept running at the back of my mind. I only prayed that the cops would catch the man behind this soon, so that I could sleep in peace,” said Archana.

Her husband, on the other hand, claimed that if educated people did not complain about such acts, law could not help them.

“The common reaction is, something like this cannot happen to me. But, whenever someone goes through such an incident, they should file a complaint. When I saw those mails, I realised it was  best to seek help from law,” said Ravi Kumar, Archana’s husband.

Speaking to Express on cracking this case, DG (CID) R K Dutta said that often cyber criminals forget that they leave traces of evidence behind. “Just like in any other case, cyber criminals forget that they leave shreds of evidence behind. However hard they try, they cannot erase those evidences later. In this case, we simply tracked the IP address and found out whom this address had been allotted to. Once we realised that the user was based in Hyderabad, we sent our team to nab him. We also found evidence in his laptop. Investigations revealed that the accused knew personal details of the victim as he was her distant relative,” he said.

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