HC directs I/C Cyber Cell to register FIR against Facebook India Head & ors


Jammu, Feb 20: Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur of J&K High Court in a petition filed by Vivek Sagar directed Incharge Cyber Cell would register an FIR and the same shall be investigated by the concerned Branch dealing with the Cyber offences.
The petitioner who was cheated through an advertisement made on face book and was duped of an amount of Rs 20,700 by an online fraudster had approached the Jammu and Kashmir Cyber Police Cell wherein it was alleged by the complainant that he had been trapped by accused persons including facebook, Bajaj Finance, Quadrant Televentures, and others who ripped of his hard earned money amounting to Rs 20,700, by making the use of internet and SMS Communication services and thereby committing the offence under relevant sections of the IPC and IT Act, 2000.
Advocate Deepak Sharma who filed the petition submitted that as the cyber Police did not take any action on his client's complaint, there after they approached the Local Jammu Court under section 156(3) CrPC seeking direction for registration of FIR against the accused person but the Local Court also left it open to the wisdom of the Police authorities to decide for the registration of the FIR. The order of the local court was challenged by the petitioner in the J&K High Court which ordered the police to file FIR against accused persons.

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