After facing flak for not being able to identify the accused,Chandigarh Police have finally managed to trace the person who had been using the Facebook page of the traffic police to post unparliamentary and abusive language against them. The police have identified the accused as Nitin Jindal,a resident of Sector 19,Panchkula.
They have registered a case against Jindal and booked him under various sections of the Information Technology Act. A case in this regard has been registered at the Industrial area police station.
Jindal runs a computer shop in sector 16,Panchkula. Police raided his house and shop late on Tuesday evening but he could not be arrested. On Wednesday,the police again went to his house but his family told them that he was not in the city. The accused stays with his mother and sister.
Jindal is accused of posting over two dozen abusive message on the traffic police Facebook page. He would later delete the post leaving just the comments that had been posted by others on his post. He would even challenge the police saying they could not act against him. The Chandigarh Police had started its Facebook page in June this year in order to provide a medium to the residents of the city to interact with the Police.
After trying to educate and warn him through their own page,the police had finally gave up. The in-charge of the Facebook page Sub Inspector Harinder Singh Sekhon lodged a complaint with the Cyber Cell of the police. The Cell compiled a detailed report about his posts and requested the facebook headquarters to provide them the IP address from where these messages were posted. After sending them a reminder the police finally got a list of the IP addresses from the office on November 1. The IP address were of a Vodafone and a Tata Docomo number. The police had then send the IP addresses to the Telecom companies requesting them to provide the name and the address of the accused. Inspector Neeraj Sarna of the Cyber Crime Cell said that the police gone to the house and the shop of the accused,but he is presently evading arrest. The accused is still on the run and his phone is also found to be switched off.