Sinlung /
01 March 2012

Cyber Crime Rises in Mizoram

Aizawl, Mar 1 : The Mizoram government, rattled by the rise in incidents of crimes in the state, will set up a cyber crime police station in Aizawl, with staff well versed in the use of computers.

A police official in Aizawl said last night that the government wanted to curb cyber offences, from hacking to unauthorised viewing of pornographic videos in cyber cafes and reported attempts to tamper with ATM cards to illegally withdraw cash.

Chief minister Lalthanhawla, addressing a seminar in Aizawl on crimes against women last Sunday, had called for steps to tackle crimes against women.

There were 168 incidents of crime against women like rape, attempt to rape, molestation and trafficking last year while 19 cases were registered in the first two months this year.

At Hnahthial town of Lunglei on Sunday, a six-year-old Mizo girl was lured to the jungle from the church lawn where she was playing with her friends, by Lalthanzauva, aged 40, and raped.

Interim budget: The Mizoram government will present a truncated interim budget in its Legislative Assembly session on March 20, for four months only, from April this year. Sources in the Assembly secretariat said last night that the government was forced to present a curtailed budget in the ensuing session.

They said the Planning Commission had “failed” at the beginning of this year to allot a firm annual plan outlay to the government, led by chief minister Lalthanhawla.

Assembly secretary Ngurthanzuala said state finance minister H. Liansailova would seek a vote-on-account budget for four months only.

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