The Madhya Pradesh police have expressed helplessness in nabbing cyber criminals, saying most of the cases were traced to foreign countries such as Nigeria and Oman.
Special director general of police, MP cyber cell, Rajendra Kumar told HT on Monday that most cyber crimes registered in the state are done through systems based in foreign countries.
“They are using the IP addresses based in those countries. In about eight out of ten cases, police have traced the IP address of the accused to Nigeria or Oman,” he said.
In July 2015, unidentified cyber criminals duped a Bhopal resident Syed Sultan Jameel of Rs 45 lakh in an internet banking fraud. During investigations, the police traced the IP address of the accused to Nigeria.
In another internet banking fraud, director of Horticulture department, Mahendra Singh Dhakad was duped of Rs 9 lakh by unknown accused. In this case too, police traced the IP address of the accused to Nigeria.
The special DGP said the police become helpless when an IP address of the accused is traced to a foreign country.
“It is almost impossible to nab the accused (in a foreign country). The police in such a case are left with no options,” he said.
Additional inspector general, cyber cell, Vijay Khatri said use of illegal servers makes it more difficult to nab the accused.
Khatri noted that no action is taken against these servers in those countries due to the lack of proper norms and regulations.
“Apart from this, no cooperation is received from investigative agencies of those countries. Also the countries which host the illegal servers are mostly poor. Hence, their governments don’t pay much attention to curb such cyber crimes,” he said.