WHAT THE LAW SAYS

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVIMUMBAI -

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

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