The cyber crimes in Kathmandu valley are on the rise with people’s increased access to social networking sites.
A total of 1,176 cyber crimes have been registered in the last 10 months of the ongoing fiscal year at the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD). The cyber crimes’ cases related to facebook, emails, twitter, youtube, SMS and ATM among others have been recorded.
MPCD Chief and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dhiraj Pratap Singh said the cases have been filed against 54 persons for cyber crime related offences during the period.
“37 individuals were taken action for crimes in various social networking sites, two for passport hacking, 11 for issuing threats through SMS, three in fraud cases on fake lottery schemes through SMS and two for character assassination through youtube,” SSP Singh said.
Most of the individuals facing cases related to cyber crimes are from age group 12 to 45, according to MPCD.
With the rise in cyber crimes, Minister for Finance, Dr Yuvraj Khatiwada, during the budget speech on May 29 had allocated budget for establishment of a Cyber Crime Control Bureau.