Nahan Facebook Hack – IT illiterate HP Police helpless, as always
Even after a month, there was no response or action from police to solve his grievance, and the hacker continued misusing Pt. Sarvesh’s FB ID. A few days back, HW received a message from one of our readers, who told us to help this man. We contacted Pt. Sarvesh and listened to his grievance. Next day, we got his account deactivated.
NAHAN- A reputed astrologer, Pandit Sarvesh Nagarvedic, from Nahan wrote to HW telling his grievance. His Facebook account was hacked on February 2015 at about 10:30 PM. The hacker changed the password, registered e-mail ID, and the name. Pt. Sarvesh’s friend list had near about 4000 friends, and soon the hacker started misusing the social relations.
Pt. Servesh approached nearest police station, Gunnu Ghaat, Nahan and filed a complaint. He was sent back with a little assurance. When, there was no response from the police station, he personally came to see the DSP on March 21 2015. Later, he also contacted Police Cyber Cell in Shimla.
However, he had no idea about the helplessness of IT illiterate HP Police. For a month, the hacker continued to send FB messages to people in the friend list. He asked them to recharge some phone numbers for Rs. 500 – 1000. Some other friends were asked to transfer money into a given bank account number.
Pt. Sarvesh had no idea regarding it until a relative appeared at his home and tried to deliver him some money that was requested from him in FB messages. However, Pt. Sarvesh immediately denied that it was him, and informed the man that his account was hacked, and that it’s the hacker who is misusing it.
Pt. Sarvesh reported about four numbers to police. Even after a month, there was no response or action from police to solve his grievance, and the hacker continued using Pt. Sarvesh’s FB ID.
A few days back, HW received a message from one of our readers, who told us to help this man. We contacted Pt. Sarvesh and listened to his grievance. Next day, we got his account deactivated.
Pt. Sarvesh suffered a month of mental harassment because HP Police can’t even suggest him how to get his account deactivated withing 24 hours.
We wonder why HP Police is still sleeping when it comes to cyber crimes. In 2012, a similar hack was reported by our reader in Shimla. The police had expressed their helplessness saying they don’t have any training or knowledge to deal with such cases.
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Now, in 2015, nothing has changed. The HP Police can’t even trace the provided numbers in a month. In 2012, we read that Himachal Pradesh Police is planning to introduce separate cyber crime cell in each district of the state. Also, the Govt. announced Rs. 50 lakh cyber security lab to deal with increasing rate of such crimes.
In Feb 2015, HP Police announced that it’ll set up a cybercrime cell dedicated to women. However, we observed that the police department is still illiterate when it comes to cybercrime security.
However, there is one thing that HP Police does best; to be loyal to political leaders and ruling Govt. To unleash their brutality on students protesting against massive and unjustified fee hikes and deteriorating condition of HP University. To break into rival political part offices and vandalize it like UP goons, arrest and beat senior citizens. HP Govt. need to pay attention towards acquainting state police with IT, Internet, and , at least, basics about cyber crime. Cane-charge won’t solve every problem for you.
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The crime rate, especially murder cases have become a routine in Himachal. The rate of murders is highest in Shimla – the capital city and Baddi. That adds to achievements of HP police, and Shimla SP, DW Negi, and his cops have contributed a lot towards disturbance in law and order.
Then, comes the story of Kinnuar, where about 1300 farmers and laborers have been protesting against the Jaypee hydropower project in Karcham Wangtoo in Kinnuar for their rights provided in labor laws.
Japyee was provided support of HP police force to oust the striking laborers. We are sure that 1300 tribal laborers aren’t striking and protesting for fun
The recent lathicharge on HPU students outside HP Assembly and assault on party workers after trespassing into their office was intended to terrorize both, the students and those helping the Kinnuar laborers in their protest. The policemen broke every limit of inhumanity. We would like to refer to you these images showing police brutality.
We know no reason to trust either the HP Govt. neither the police. On the top of that, the public intentionally ignore that a part of their society is in need of their support, and that’s the root cause of our doomed past and present.