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May 20, 2020

Are all social crimes now being transformed into ‘electronic crimes’?

By Nirdesh Pokharel

Some time ago, my eyes were drawn to a national daily newspaper, which clearly stated that previously stolen and looted goods had to be brought in a truck, but nowadays it is difficult to find a bag of stolen goods when arresting thieves and looters. But the price is almost the same.

However, due to the prevalence of technology and the modernization of society to some extent, such seized goods are increasingly associated with digital technology. For example: different types of smartphones, cameras, different types of laptops and gadgets related to such devices.

If we try to understand something from this, the crimes that have taken place nowadays are very different from the traditional crimes like theft, looting and other crimes, according to the same social transformation. In other words, since some electronic device i.e. information technology has been used in every case, there is no doubt that all their crimes are being transformed into electronic crimes.

The crimes that have taken place nowadays are very different from the traditional crimes like theft, looting and other crimes according to the same social transformation. In other words, since some electronic device i.e. information technology has been used in every case, there is no doubt that all their crimes are being transformed into electronic crimes.

When it comes to stolen or lost items, police data shows that cases of missing mobile phones are registered on a daily basis. As well as Laptop, Tablet PC etc. In fact, there has been an increase in technology-related criminal activity. For example, if there is an incident of theft or looting somewhere, information technology is used to make the incident meaningful. That is, the perpetrator performs the task using a mobile phone, that is, the crime is made successful. Nowadays, such incidents are also developing institutionally. Some similar activities have appeared in recent incidents.

Similarly, in the event of a collision between two vehicles or a person being hit by a vehicle and its driver absconding, the driver is more likely to report his or her condition to a relative or close person. Because man is a social creature. In other words, in such a situation, the possibility of using information technology mobile or other communication device is very high. These are some of the criminal activities indirectly involving electronic devices. Similarly, other heinous crimes such as murder, kidnapping, ransom, etc., the possibility of using the phone, mobile, computer, etc. is very high.

Similar incidents have been reported in recent killings, kidnappings and ransoms. The use of computer (social network) has become excessive in spreading sexual perversion in the society, killing the character of women including people with social status. Misinformation can also be published on such social media and sometimes it can have a negative impact on the flow of good information. An example of this was the killing of innocent Nepalis in Iraq. This made the crowd uncontrollable. Similarly, the last time information was spread in Malaysia that a Nepali was killed through a similar social network, which could not be verified by the concerned body. This also brought some coldness in Nepali society.

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to meet Ramesh Sharma Poudel, a director of a customs department. According to him, the invoices of most of the goods imported to Nepal have been reduced. It can easily estimate how much revenue is being leaked in the country as well as how the traders are easily earning black money. Even in such business activities, computers, mobiles and other devices are widely used to exchange information and carry out their business activities. This issue is thought-provoking and sensitive as it is directly related to revenue and purchasing power of the people.

Speaking of revenue, it is a well-known fact that due to VOIP, Nepal Telecom sector has incurred a loss of crores of rupees and revenue leakage has also come to light. Although some activities of the police have reduced such activities, new technologies related to this subject are also being introduced. Similarly, the theft of source code of a computer program of a company was investigated by the CIB and action was taken. Therefore, criminal activities using electronic devices are appearing in our society and in our society, from ordinary incidents to big incidents. Moreover, the possibility of some of these activities being at a high level of technology cannot be ruled out. So, speaking on this basis, we can feel that all the current crimes are being transformed into electronic crimes.