WHAT THE LAW SAYS
The police conducted a special drive in the first week of March to curb the menace of unsecured Wi-Fi systems and sent notices to people, requesting them to protect their systems. However, very few people paid heed to it.
Therefore, the city cyber cell has decided to conduct one more drive and book violators under section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code. Section 188 of The Indian Penal Code states that whoever has been asked to abstain from an act by an order from a public servant, disobeys that direction, knowing that, shall, if such disobedience causes or tends to cause obstruction, annoyance or injury, or risk of obstruction, annoyance or injury, to any person lawfully employed, be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to ` 200, or with both.
If such disobedience causes or tends to cause danger to human life, health or safety, or causes or tends to cause a riot or affray, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to ` 1,000, or with both.
“Password, user ID of any wireless system should be a complicated one. It should be changed at regular intervals.” PRATIBHA SHENDGE, inspector, Navi Mumbai cyber cell