Online harassment is understood as repeated online expression amounting to a “course of conduct” targeted at a particular person that causes the targeted individual substantial emotional distress and/or the fear of bodily harm.
Harassment does not include constitutionally protected activity or conduct that serves a legitimate purpose, i.e., free speech.
Reporting the crime
We understand that making the decision incident can be difficult and personal. Through this section, we will take you through the procedures and challenges in reporting to help you make an informed decision.
STEP 1: Go to https://cyber crime.gov.in/Accept.aspx
STEP 2: Click on ‘Report other cyber crimes’ on the menu.
STEP 3: Click on ‘File a Complaint’.
STEP 4: Read the conditions and accept them.
STEP 5: Register your mobile number and fill in your name and State.
STEP 6: Fill in the relevant details about the offence.
Note: You can also report the offence anonymously.
Format of a Cyber Crime Complaint:
There is no separate format for filing the complaint about cyber crime. You need to write a letter specifying all the details about the crime and file it in the nearest police station/cyber cell. You need to provide a name, mailing address & telephone number along with an application letter addressing the head of a cyber crime investigation cell and related documents as attachment.
Follow the above steps which are for real-time on ground procedure and in case of any queries or difficulties in above given steps, feel free to contact us.
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The form should be filled by the Complainant only, and with complete genuine information
How can I file the complaints about other cybercrimes?
In case of other cybercrimes, you can opt for “Report Other Cybercrimes” section. You are required to register yourself using your name and valid Indian mobile number. You will receive a One Time Password (OTP) on your mobile number. The OTP remains valid for 30 minutes only. Once you successfully register your mobile number on the portal, you will be able to report the complaint by selecting appropriate category and sub- category.
Under this section, fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are mandatory. It is important that the police authorities receive accurate and complete information related to the complaint. Therefore, you should provide required information such as your name, phone number, email address, details of the complaint and necessary information supporting the complaint.
What type of information would be considered as evidence while filing my complaint related to cybercrime?
It is important to keep any evidence you may have related to your complaint. Evidence may include:
Credit card receipt
Envelope (if received a letter or item through mail or courier)
Online money transfer receipt
Copy of email
URL of webpage
Suspect mobile number screenshot
Any other kind of document
What action will be taken if complainant reports any false complaint/information?
Providing false information could make complainant liable to penal action as per the Indian Penal Code.
Can I report a complaint without uploading any information?
It is recommended that you provide as much information about the complaint as possible so that the police authorities working on the complaint are able to take appropriate and prompt action.
What happens once I report a complaint?
The complaints reported on the portal shall be handled by the concerned State/UT police authorities based on your selection of State/ UT while reporting the complaint.
Will I be informed that my complaint has been submitted successfully?
Yes, once your complaint is submitted, you will receive a confirmation message in the portal itself. In case, you have filed a complaint through “Report and Track” option or “Report Other Cybercrime” section available on the portal, you will receive a SMS and an e-mail with a complaint reference number on your registered mobile number and e-mail id.
Can I check the status of my complaint?
You will be able to check status of your complaint if you have reported the complaint using “Report and Track” option or “Report Other Cybercrime” section available on the portal. The complainant will receive a acknowledgement number which can be used to track the progress of the complaint by logging on the portal and clicking on “check status” option.
Can I withdraw my complaint from the portal?
A complaint filed under REPORT WOMEN/ CHILD RELATED CRIME section cannot be withdrawn. Complaint filed under REPORT OTHER CYBER CRIME section can be withdrawn before it is converted into FIR.