Monday, April 13, 2009

A’bad boy 1st juvenile cyber crime convict

Mumbai: In the first-ever web crime conviction involving a juvenile in Mumbai, a child court held that a 16-year-old student from Ahmedabad who threatened to blow up Andheri railway station in an email message last year, was guilty. The boy said he sent the email for the fun of having his prank flashed as “breaking news’’ on television.

The boy, a Class XII science student, was arrested on March 22 last year for claiming to be a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang in his email to a private news channel. “The boy created an account, dgang4blast@yahoo.com, in a cyber cafe in Ahmedabad on March 18, and sent the mail at 5.28 pm on the same day. The email said a bomb would be planted on an unspecified train to blow it up,’’ said inspector Mukund Pawar of the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC).

Following the receipt of the email, a case of criminal intimidation under Section 506 (ii) was registered with the Andheri police. It was transferred to the CCIC the next day for further investigation. “We traced the Internet Protocol (IP) address to a cyber cafe in Ahmedabad,’’ said Pawar, and added that although the cybercafe had seven or eight computers, the one used for sending the email was used by only one customer on March 18, 2008.

The cyber cafe owner told the police that his friends had come on that day and one of them may have used the computer. “We summoned seven or eight people who had visited the cybercafe on March 18. Juvenile court lets 16-yr-old off with a stern warning Mumbai: A juveline court in the city has held a 16-ye a r- o l d Ahmedabad student of guilty in a cyber crime case for sending a threatening email to blow up Andheri station but the court allowed him to go home with a “warning’’.

“During questioning, we zeroed in on the suspect and later he admitted his crime,’’ said inspector Mukund Pawar of Cyber Crime Investigatio Cell. The computer was then examined, and its hard disk put through forensic analysis.

The CCIC examined the email header to trace the IP address. A search at whoisdomaintools.com revealed the identity of the internet service provider, which was then contacted for details about the owner of the IP address. That was how the police traced the email to the cyber cafe in Ahmedabad.

The boy, whose father is a class I officer in the Gujarat state government, was arrested on March 22 and held at the Dongri remand home for two days before being granted bail by the magistrate. The police filed the chargesheet on November 28, after which the trial began in the juvenile court.


“The boy confessed to having sent the email, and apologized. While convicting the boy, the judge said that he was a minor and should not commit such a crime in future and allowed him to go home.

2 comments:

Judeson Rodrigues said...

Hi Team,

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Judeson Rodrigues said...

Hi Team,

Can a general civilan join a team of cyber forensis if he is eligible for the work and what all are the courses and exam needed to join your team