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Kings Infotech’s proprietors arrested in Pune for stealing data of various job portals

Pune Police has arrested Kings Infotech’s proprietors Amol Kambale (21) and Seejo Alapat (23) for illegally copying data of various job portals, including Naukri.com and TimesJobs.com, and then selling them on DVDs in Excel format.

Pune Police has arrested Kings Infotech’s proprietors Amol Kambale (21) and Seejo Alapat (23) for illegally copying data of various job portals, including Naukri.com and TimesJobs.com, and then selling them on DVDs in Excel format.

Amod Anil Gupte, legal head, Times Business Solutions, had earlier lodged a first information report with the cyber crime cell of Pune Police, who then conducted a raid at the office of King Infotech in Baner and arrested the duo.

“We are probing into how they procured the data. Given the fact that both arrested youths, who are proprietors of Kings Infotech, are just Class XII pass, the possibility of a racket cannot be ruled out,” Sangeeta Alphonso, inspector, cyber crime cell, Pune Police, has said.

Source: Pune Mirror, Economic Times

Update

An FIR No. 170/2010 dated April 28, 2010 has been registered by the cyber cell in Pune under the provisions of Indian Penal Code, Copyright Act and Information Technology Act. The proprietors, who are the accused have been arrested and remanded to judicial custody till May 15, 2010.

Acting under the guidance of ACP (additional commissioner of police) Anant D Shinde and as per the directions of DCP (deputy commissioner of police) Rajendra Dahale, a team of cyber cops comprising of Inspector Sangeeta Alfonso, Inspector Sanjay Tungar, cyber expert Niranjan Reddy and Rohan Nyayadhish, Constable Sakpal and Constable Kirwe raided the Baner Pashan Road office of King Infotech.

After a thorough search of the premises the police have seized 4 computers and 3 laptops from the premises out of which the staff of King Infotech had been operating. Investigations in the matter are continuing and the possibility of others being involved in the operations has not been ruled out.

Amit S Antal, legal head, Info Edge India (Naukri.com), has said, “Stringent actions are taken by us to ensure the security of the database and as and when any such cases come to our notice we act on it. We appreciate the swift action taken by the authorities on our complaint and the cooperation extended by them.”

Aamod Gupte, legal head, Times Business Solutions (TimesJobs.com), has said, “We received information that King Infotech, a company in Pune, was selling TimesJobs.com data to companies at a much lower price – we sent a dummy customer to King Infotech and managed to obtain the data from them for barely Rs 10,000. The actual cost of the data is much higher. We immediately lodged a complaint with the cyber cell of the Pune police.”

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