Cybercrime Investigations Underway: Roadblock At The Trial Level

By Consultants Review Team Monday, 04 March 2024

There is a noticeable discrepancy between the number of cases the Hyderabad cybercrime police investigate and the number of cases that go to trial. Just 483 instances have gone to trial out of the approximately 4,300 cases that are presently being investigated.

Technology-related barriers in the past prevented many cases from going to trial by impeding inquiry. But technological improvements have given law enforcement the ability to track and capture criminals, even those who are outside state lines. As a result, there were more investigations conducted. But only around 10% of the cases that are looked at get to trial. Several variables can be linked to this discrepancy. One possibility is that certain cases are sent to other dispute resolution platforms such as Lok Adalat. One possible explanation for the low number of trials might be the difficulties in obtaining and introducing digital evidence in court.

Another reason is that it might be difficult to make arrests and issue PT warrants because most of the perpetrators are from other states.

"Cybercrime often involves intricate digital footprints that require specialized expertise to analyze and present effectively in a legal setting," stated a senior police official. This procedure can take a long time and need a lot of resources, which could cause delays and case backlogs. Moreover, the ever-changing landscape of cybercrime presents distinct difficulties.

Criminals are always changing their strategies, taking advantage of fresh openings and using advanced methods to avoid being discovered. Using many strategies is necessary to close the gap between research and trials. The officer said that expediting the trial process could be possible by simplifying legal procedures that are especially designed to handle the complexities of cybercrime.

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