Hansraj Ahir cautions citizens on cybercrime

New Delhi: Minister of State (MoS) Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir said the government is coming up with new ways to tackle the issue of cybercrime to protect its citizens.

Speaking to ANI, Ahir said that every citizen should be aware of cybercrimes so that they do not fall prey to it.

“Every citizen needs to be aware of cyber crimes. However, the Police department is more responsible for the occurrence of cyber crimes, and even more responsible is the government. The better the government perform, better the police will perform,” Ahir said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked owners of instant messaging app WhatsApp to work closely with the IT Ministry and remain “accountable, responsible and vigilant” towards ensuring that nobody misuses their platform.

This came after five people were lynched to death by villagers in Maharashtra’s Dhule district last week after videos of child lifters were actively circulated on a WhatsApp group.

A similar incident was reported from Tripura, wherein one person was lynched while two others were injured after a mob suspected them to be child lifters. (ANI)