Mangaluru, May 22: A youth Debraj Sen Gupta (26) from Bhardhaman district in West Bengal has been convicted and sentenced in a cyber crime case.
The victim named Sharmista Shah from West Bengal worked as air hostess in Air India Express and stayed at Konchady in Mangaluru city.
Sharmista had filed a case on February 21st, 2010 against unknown person at Kavoor police station.
As per the case details, the accused had used the photos of Sharmista Shah, modified them by attaching the face of the woman with some other obscene photos and transmitted them through email.
The accused was convicted as per Section 66 of the Information Technology Act (hacking without permission) for which he has been imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 with a simple punishment of one year.
In the same trial, for the offence under Section 67 of the same act, (transmitting obscene photos) he has been asked to pay a fine of Rs 1 lakh and a simple imprisonment of one year.
The judgement was delivered by Magistrate Undi Manjula from the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) third court on Wednesday. The court has ordered that Rs one lakh should be given to the victim as compensation.
Based on the IP address, the accused was tracked. Based on electronic evidence, the accused was convicted by the court.
The court relied on the forensic report of the cell phone used to send the emails and statements from forensic officials from Hyderabad and police officers from Mangaluru.
Assistant public prosecutor Mohan Kumar B had argued on behalf of the government.