Nagaland Police arrests cyber crime accused

Dimapur, June 9 (MExN): Nagaland Police in coordination with the Haryana Police have arrested Pankaj Gupta, the main accused in a Cyber Crime case, Tuesday morning from Kurukshetra in Haryana. 

SP Crime and PRO of Nagaland Police, Manojkumar A informed through the state IPR that Gupta had been on the run for the last several days and was finally arrested from Haryana on June 9. The arrest was based on the non-bailable warrant of arrest issued by Judicial Magistrate First Class, Kohima, it said.

The SP Crime informed that the Cyber Crime division of Nagaland Police had taken cognizance of various social media trolls uploaded on various platforms by the accused, which were inflammatory, abusive, divisive and prejudicial to the maintenance of social peace and harmony attracting the provisions of IPC, which are cognisable and non-bailable. “The accused had made serious allegations without basis and authentication, along with conspiracy theories which are a threat to public peace and order,” he said.

The accused is reportedly being processed for transit remand and will be produced before the court in Kohima. It further added that the police will be investigating into the involvement of other co-conspirators on various social media platforms, if any.

Nagaland Police has also appealed to the citizens to be very cautious and discreet in soliciting comments in social media without verifying facts. “The freedom of speech in a democracy also comes with reasonable legal restrictions; we request the citizens to be mindful of it,” the PRO stated.