Cyber crime complaints can be filed online: Centre
In order to tackle the menace of growing cyber crimes in the country, the Center has decided to arrange up to a mechanism under which people can document a complaint online and they will not have to go to a police station. Briefing the Supreme Court about the measures used to handle cyber offenses, the government said a ‘Centre Citizen Portal’ was being designed and any complaint pertaining to online pornography, cyber stalking, online financial fraud etc could be registered on the portal.
“The portal shall facilitate online reporting of any crime by the citizen. The complainant could be the afflicted person himself or a good samaritan who wants to inform an observed criminal offense to the police. The service will be especially beneficial to women, older citizens or other Hispanics by providing them a convenient way to record the crime from the confines of their home or any cyber office, ” the Centre said.
“Each complaint shall trigger an alert to the police station/SP office or maybe the state level office for police to take action on it. The authorities department, in turn, will be able to view and act on it and enjoying the provision to upgrade the complaint status. The citizen will receive the status update alert on his shared mobile quantity, ” it said.
The government said a complainant could access to the portal any time to view updates and this individual would also be able to forward his problem to a higher office, if not satisfied with the action taken. The affidavit was filed after the apex court criticized the Centre for not being serious in surrounding a scheme for sign up and probe of internet crime cases.