The local police here on Wednesday issued a statement that they would re-look into all cases in which the now-repealed Section 66A of the Information Technology Act was used.
Out of these seven cases, four were registered this year, while three are from last year.
Talking to HT, deputy commissioner of police Hamid Akhtar said, “We will examine all the cases, and if an offence is made out under the IPC, the relevant sections will be used.”He added that this could be done at the level of the SHO.
Regarding the betting case registered at Pinjore police station, wherein Section 66A was used on Tuesday, that was the day the provision was repealed, he replied, “We will drop 66A from the case, and an ACP-level officer will take a re-look.” Pertinent that besides Section 66A of IT Act, the case was registered under the anti-gambling law and the cheating section under the IPC.
A copy-paste case!
Last Saturday, the Panchkula police had used Section 66A of the IT Act on a complaint by a Scotland resident. “In this case, a woman from Scotland, Rakesh Mohan, told us that a woman from Sector 8 in Panchkula, Mira Johl, had copied her pictures from her Facebook account and pasted them on her own. There is an ongoing dispute between these two women,”informed SHO of Sector-5 inspector Lalit Kumar. “We will decide about this case as well,”said DCP hamid Akhtar.