Maharashtra Home Minister promises preventive action against trolls | HT Tech

Maharashtra Home Minister promises preventive action against trolls

Cyber criminals are misusing social media to harass innocent people, and preventive action will be taken against such elements, he said, addressing a press conference here.

By:PTI
| Updated on: Aug 09 2020, 00:16 IST
Work from home has made many working professionals vulnerable to cyber crimes.
Work from home has made many working professionals vulnerable to cyber crimes.

The police will deal sternly with Internet `trolls', Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said here on Saturday.

Cyber criminals are misusing social media to harass innocent people, and preventive action will be taken against such elements, he said, addressing a press conference here.

You may be interested in

MobilesTablets Laptops
7% OFF
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • Black Titanium
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
28% OFF
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G
  • Green
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
Google Pixel 8 Pro
  • Obsidian
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
Apple iPhone 15 Plus
  • Black
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage

Action will be taken against trolls (those who post abusive, scurrilous or threatening messages on social media platforms) under Section 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and they will be asked to sign a bond, he said.

Also read
Looking for a smartphone? To check mobile finder click here.

Under this provision, an executive magistrate can take a bond from a person to ensure that he or she does not indulge in any mischief or "breach of peace".

Also read: Chinese apps Baidu, Weibo blocked in India, to be taken off app stores

"If they again indulge in cyber trolling, more stringent action will initiated for violating the bond," the minister said.

On the issue of fake social media followers rackets, he said 66 First Information Reports have been registered in the state in such cases.

Promoting a person's social media profile by creating fake followers has become new business, Deshmukh said, adding that several Public Relations (PR) agencies which provide such services are on the police's radar.

Mumbai police are currently probing one such racket and have questioned several people including rapper Badshah.

Catch all the Latest Tech News, Mobile News, Laptop News, Gaming news, Wearables News , How To News, also keep up with us on Whatsapp channel,Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 08 Aug, 23:43 IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS