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Henna's co-accused based out of NZ

chandigarh Updated: Sep 17, 2012 23:12 IST
HT Correspondent

Three days after the Chandigarh police booked Manimajra girl Henna Bakshi and Kamalpeet Singh for posting abusive comments on the traffic police Facebook page, police have found that the latter had vent his cyber anger from New Zealand.

An FIR was registered against both on Friday after Henna, a 23-year-old post-graduate daughter of a serving army officer, used "unparliamentary" language while lodging her protest on the police Facebook page over the police failure to track her Tata Safari car stolen from Sector 18 of Chandigarh on August 18.

The cyber crime cell has tracked the New Zealand-based Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer used by Kamalpreet while posting his offensive comments on the police Facebook page in support of Henna's abuses-laced grievance against the police. Investigators are now trying to find out Kamalpreet's Chandigarh connection and also his association with Henna. Police are clueless about his whereabouts yet.

Though the police have found no link between Henna and Kamalpreet so far, both have been charged under sections 66-A and 67 of information technology Act, which penalises posting of false, offensive and obscene messages in cyber space. The Act prescribes an imprisonment extending up to three years.

A Chandigarh police official, who is privy to investigations but requested anonymity, said Kamalpreet had posted vulgar comments in Hindi that were obscene to the extent of being reproduced.

Confirming that both Henna and Kamalpreet would be summoned to join the probe, Chandigarh police chief Naunihal Singh said investigating a cyber crime with foreign connection was a tedious process and was likely to take a while.

In the history of cyber crime in Chandigarh, Henna, who claims to be a winner of the Geeta Chopra national bravery award, is the first woman to have been booked for posting obscene comments on the police Facebook.