The Cyber Crime branch of the Nagaland Police is reportedly investigating how the Governor’s letter to the Chief Minister went public. (Image Courtesy: OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay)
Morung Express News
Kohima | July 3
The Cyber Crime branch of the Nagaland Police is reportedly investigating how the Governor’s letter to the Chief Minister went public. The supposedly confidential letter, dated June 16, was 'leaked' to social media on June 25.
In the letter, the Governor RN Ravi pulled up the Neiphiu Rio-led PDA government for perceived failure on the law and order front with special emphasis on unrestrained monetary demands by “armed gangs.”
As per a reliable source, the governor was unhappy that his letter went public and that the Cyber Crime police were at work to investigate the purported leakage.
Attempts to call the Governor's Secretary were returned by an office secretary, who could provide no information.
When contacted, an officer of the Cyber Crime Branch, Kohima, said that they are not authorised to speak, and suggested to contact Nagaland Police Headquarters’ designated PRO.
The PHQ’s PRO Superintendent of Police (Crime) Manoj Kumar, when queried about the investigation replied that he cannot reveal anything at this stage as it would hamper the investigation.
As the investigation ensues, the question remains as from where the leak happened. Section 72 of the Information Technology Act pertains to breach of confidentiality and privacy.