Australian Police Aim to Protect 10,000 Optus Customers After Cyber Attack

Australian authorities said on Friday they have commenced an operation to protect the personal information of 10,000 people whose data may have been shared online after a cyber attack on Optus, the country’s second-largest telco. The efforts come three days after an unidentified person posted online that they had released personal details of 10,000 Optus … Read more

Kanpur hostel staffer held for filming obscene videos of girls, say police

Kanpur Police have taken into custody a sweeper of a girl’s hostel for allegedly making obscene videos of some of the girls staying there, a senior official said Friday. The police action came after a NEET aspirant, staying at the Sai Niwas Girls Hostel, filed a complaint with the police, accusing the … Read more

Rajasthan empowers police to act against banned PFI, similar organisations

The Rajasthan home department on Thursday released an order empowering the state police to act against the Popular Front of India (PFI) and other similar organisations. The order was released following the Centre’s notification banning the PFI and affiliates for five years. The department has ordered the Director-General of Police, Additional … Read more

Passport applicants can apply online for police clearance certificates: MEA

Passport applicants will now be able to apply for police clearance certificates (PCCs) at all online post office passport seva kendras, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Monday. The MEA is the nodal ministry for the issuance of passports. The PCCs are a pre-requisite for the issuance of passports … Read more

Police complaint against Sadhguru, Assam CM over Kaziranga jeep safari

A police complaint was lodged on Sunday against Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, spiritual leader Sadhguru and others for allegedly violating wildlife protection laws during their jeep safari after dusk in the Kaziranga Nation Park the previous day. The complaint was filed at the Bokakhat Police Station in Golaghat district by … Read more

NSE phone tapping: CBI gets custody of ex-Mumbai police chief Sanjay Pandey

The CBI has taken four-day custody of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey in connection with the alleged illegal phone tapping of NSE employees by his information technology firm, officials said on Saturday. Pandey was already in the judicial custody of Enforcement Directorate in connection with probes against him. The CBI … Read more

Police arrest four wanted Maoists arrested from Bihar’s Aurangabad

Police have arrested four wanted Maoists from Aurangabad district, during a joint operation of security forces of Bihar and Jharkhand, officials said Friday. The arrested Naxals include Vinay Yadav, the regional commander’ of the CPI (Maoist), who was carrying a reward of Rs 18 lakh on his head, they said. Police … Read more

Prophet row: SC shifts all FIRs against Navika Kumar to Delhi Police

In a relief to journalist Navika Kumar, the Supreme Court on Friday clubbed and transferred to the Delhi Police all FIRs registered against the news anchor over the controversial remarks made by ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Mohammad during a TV debate moderated by her. The top court noted that FIRs … Read more

San Francisco Police Can Access Private Cameras in Real Time

Supervisors in San Francisco voted Tuesday for a trial run allowing police to monitor in real time private surveillance cameras in certain circumstances, despite strong objections from civil liberties groups alarmed by the potential impact to privacy. San Francisco, like many places across the country, is struggling to balance public safety with constitutional protections. The … Read more

$3M Settlement for Utah Family of Autistic Boy Shot by Police

A Utah family has reached a $3 million settlement with Salt Lake City in a lawsuit filed after officers shot a 13-year-old boy with autism, leaving him badly wounded after responding to his mother’s 911 call for help when he had a breakdown. The September 2020 shooting drew widespread scrutiny and was one of several … Read more