• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 40, Pages: 1-4

Original Article

Analysis of Cybercrime Investigation Mechanism in India


Objectives: This work contributes for an understanding of cyber crime investigation methodology and its prosecution in India.Alsoit covers investigation mechanism and various methodologies carried out by police department and Indian judicial system. Methods/Statistical Analysis: By the method of questioning and gathering of information, cyber crime investigation begins; after that computer forensic tool is used to find the criminal and also the amount of damage caused to data. Once the evidences are collected it has to be protected without any loss to the originality. The evidences which are collected by the investigating officer should organise it and finally submit the report for prosecution. Findings: According to cyber crime cases in India,it lacks technical experts in handling the cases. Technically trained police officers are very less. There is a lacuna in judicial department also. The second major issue is Judicial Jurisdiction in handling cyber crime cases. Judicial and police officers are to be trained regularly. Information Technology Act to be modified and severe punishment to be given to the criminals. Most of the sections in IT Act having minimum punishment only which has to be changed. Application/Improvements: Establishment of cyber crime police stations and cyber forensic labs throughout the country is the need of the hour. By realising the seriousness of this emerging crime government should take steps in improving the technology in handling the Hi-tech crimes.

Keywords: Cyber Crime, Computer Forensic, Investigation, Jurisdiction, IT Act


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