Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, informed the Parliament of India, that a total of 799 persons were arrested under the Information Technology Act 2000, in the year 2010. This is a significant increase from 288 arrests in 2009, 178 arrests in 2008 and 154 arrests in 2007. He also added that a total of 294 persons were arrested under Cyber Crime related Sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) during 2010, a moderate increase from 263 arrests in 2009. A total of 195 persons and 429 persons were arrested in 2008 and 2007 respectively. Delhi reported the highest number of cyber crimes with 41 cyber crime cases registered in 2010, followed by Bengaluru with 40 cases, Chennai with 10 cases and Mumbai with 8 cases. In 2009, Delhi had reported 5 registered cyber crime cases while Bengaluru had reported…
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