Though Ludhiana police have been claiming to be technologically upgraded and inviting people for filing their complaints online, their claims fell flat on Tuesday when someone hacked the official website of Ludhiana rural police (www.ludhianaruralpolice.in).
Interestingly, senior superintendent of police (SSP), Ludhiana rural police, Ravcharan Singh Brar was unaware about it.
Later, when the police came to know about the hacking incident, it immediately recovered the website with the help of cyber experts.
The hackers left a message on the website which read: “Hacked by Zukr@in : — I am in Kolkata Catch me if u can !.”
It has been learnt that the police have been providing online services for passport verification, police clearance certificate, arms licence, public complaints, migrant verifications, no-objection certificate and facilities like downloading application forms for various services available with the police and copies of FIR.
The police have also uploaded the contact numbers and email addresses of all officials on the website.
Later, Brar said the website had been recovered and was working properly. He said he would look into the matter and take appropriate action.
Moreover, all police district have their own website and provide police- related services online to save money and time of both officials and general public.