A person can report cyber crime and online abuse to the following authorities:
The person can go to the police station to complain about the cyber crime or the online abuse they have faced, and file a FIR. While filing the complaint, they have to provide information relating to the incident and the abuse that they have faced.
Every State has a cyber cell and some police stations also have a unit assigned to work on cyber crimes. These cyber cells and units investigate cases of online abuse such as online stalking, hacking etc. In many states, a person can also file a complaint online through the website of the cyber cell. For example, for Delhi, the complaint can be lodged here: http://www.cybercelldelhi.in/Report.html.
Online Complaint Portals
Online Crime Reporting Portal: A person can also lodge a complaint by using the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Online Crime Reporting Portal at https://digitalpolice.gov.in. where they may be redirected to their respective state government’s website to register a complaint. They can register a complaint in the section “Services for Citizens” and click on “Report a Cyber Crime”, where they can provide information about the offender and the incident along with any other supporting evidence such as screenshots. A person can report anonymously, and can track their application as well.
Cyber Crime Reporting Portal: A person can also directly file a complaint on the Cyber Crime Reporting Portal, and can complain against various cybercrimes by selecting ‘Report Cyber Crime Related to Women and Child’ or ‘Report Other Cyber Crime’. Here also, complaints can be made anonymously, and the person can track their complaint.1
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