Cyberabad police have on Tuesday registered a case against a journalist and a police officer in connection with the alleged leakage of call data records of a woman. The case was registered under different provisions of the Indian Penal Code, Information Technology Act, Indian Telegraph Act and Official Secrets Act.
The call data records of the complainant Chandrabala Vasireddy were published in the vernacular daily Sakshi on Thursday last alleging that she was in touch with a media organisation head and a CBI officer probing the cases against the newspaper owner and Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, who is currently in judicial custody.
Following a complaint from Ms. Vasireddy, the Cyber Crime station of Cyberabad Commissionerate registered a case against Sakshi reporter K. Yadagiri Reddy and Inspector M. Srinivasa Rao of Nacharam police station.
The case was registered under sections 120 (B) r/w 505 (ii) and 509 IPC, Sec 66 & 72 of Information Technology Act 2000, Sec 24 of Indian Telegraph Act 1885 and Sec (5) of Official Secrets Act 1923, a press release from the commissionerate said on Tuesday.