Cyber criminals won't go unpunished: Tahir Ashraf

Kashmir Magazine

Superintendent of Police (SP), In-charge Cyber Police Kashmir Tahir Ashraf asked the people to desist from duping people while impersonating fake names or pictures on social media.

"Whosoever will be found doing this won't go unpunished, he warned, “Those using fake IDs and images to dupe community members are resorting to felonious offense and elements involved in the act would not be spared”, SP Tahir Ashraf said.

He said since Covid-19 lockdown enforced across by Government, there is a lot of pressure on Cyber cell of JKP as people in general started using social media to get things online, money transaction, bookings, orders etc which is being monitored keenly. “Since Covid-19 lockdown, people used to get everything through online and it has obviously put lot of burden on the shoulders of Cyber Police personnel. To avert any untoward incident and maintqin law and order, we are monitoring cyber traffic regularly”, SP said.

SP added that Cyber Police received several complaints regarding money swindled by cyber fradusters since lockdown was implemented.

" So far we have been successful in getting back around 27 lac rupees from fraudsters. He also said that whenever Cyber Police received complaints regarding fake IDs, we didn’t hesitate in taking action against such elements.

SP appealed people to desist from using fake IDs as it will invite stringent action under law. “Whenever we received any complaint in this regard we lodged FIRs and actions against the elements involved”, he said.