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Cyber Appellate Tribunal coming up in due course: CJI

As part of efforts to check cyber crimes, Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan said on Saturday that a Cyber Appellate Tribunal and other courts will be coming up in due course in different parts of the country.

india Updated: Aug 01, 2009 21:32 IST

As part of efforts to check cyber crimes, Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan said on Saturday that a Cyber Appellate Tribunal and other courts will be coming up in due course in different parts of the country.

A Cyber tribunal has already been set up in New Delhi as per section 40 of the IT Act, the CJI said addressing a Public awareness meeting on 'Cyber Crimes Against Women' in Kochi.

Balakrishnan said there are practical difficulties in dealing with Cyber crime cases since the locality is not defined and hence it is difficult to identify perpetrators of such crimes.

Many website with obscene contents are registered abroad. Government can ban such websites, but it would not be right to clamp a blanket ban on all websites, he said.

He said many job and matrimonial websites are misused. There are multifarious ways in which cyber crimes are being committed, he added stressing the need for creating awareness about it.

Also present at the function, Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan said judges and law makers should formulate action plans to deal with cyber crimes and related issues.

"There is need to create more awareness among women about cyber crimes as it is the fairer sex who mostly become its victims, he said.

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