HYDERABAD: Telangana has not had a single conviction in cyber crime related offences, NCRB data revealed. Judgments were delivered in 47 of the total 315 cases that came to trial in various courts in the state in 2016. In all the cases all the accused were acquitted. In 23 other cases, the accused were compounded and released. In Andhra Pradesh the conviction rate was 29.4 per cent. In Uttar Pradesh, it was 60.04 per cent.
“The police are unable to prove the crime in the courts. A lot of expertise is needed to prove it and they are tremendously failing on this front,” said a cyber crime expert. Telangana stood seventh in the cyber crime graph in the country with 703 cases reported and contributing about 4.8 per cent to the total cyber crime scenario of the country.
Uttar Pradesh topped with 2639 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 2380 cases and Andhra Pradesh ranked sixth with 616 cases. The state ranked fourth in computer related cyber crime cases with 495 cases reported in 2016 and also ranked second with 217 cases of revenge using electronic gadgets as medium.