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Kerala to enact legislation to deal cyber crimes

Written by: Staff

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 29 (UNI) Faced with the growing menace of cyber crimes, the Kerala Government will soon enact a legislation to monitor and control the functioning of cyber cafes in the State.

This was disclosed by Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan today at a press conference convened at the Police Headquarters here to announce the arrest of a youth, who sent email messages threating the life of the President A P J Abdul Kalam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from a cyber cafe at Kochi.

The Cabinet would discuss the issue and recommend to the Governor to promulgate an Ordinance in this regard, he said, adding that the number of cyber crimes was growing in the recent years.

Mr Balakrishnan said a cyber police station would start functioning here soon, as the Finance Department had cleared the funds for the project in consultation with the Home Department.

On the fundamental activities, he said a joint effort from the Central and State police was needed to tackle the issue.

Referring to the Kerala links of Mohammed Fahad, one of the suspected Al Badr activists arrested by the Karnataka police from Mysore on Friday for planning to attack the Vikas Soudha in Bangalore and the Central Institute of Indian Languages in Mysore, Mr Balakrishnan said joint police team of Karnataka and Kerala are investigating the details f the case.


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