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Social networking? Cops are watching you

November 30, 2006 12:08 IST

Fan clubs, which idolise underworld dons on social networking web sites, have run afoul of the city police who plan to closely monitor the content and the members of these communities.

"Though nobody has complained to us, we fear that the communities would be misused by organised crime syndicates. Moreover, there are thousands of members of communities devoted to dons," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detection) Dhananjay Kamlakar.

There are eight fan clubs devoted to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and one each dedicated to Chhota Rajan, Chhota Shakeel and Abu Salem on Orkut.com alone.

"We will have to monitor the material posted and also the members of the networking sites," he said.

Social networking sites, especially the Google-owned Orkut, were in the news recently. The Pune Crime Branch had recently blocked a community, which had posted objectionable remarks against the Maratha warrior king Shivaji.

A public interest litigation has also been filed in the Bombay High Court asking for a ban on Orkut for hosting the anti-Shivaji community. Earlier, while hearing another PIL, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court had issued a notice to the government about the presence of a community titled 'I hate India' on the same site.



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Number of User Comments: 4




Sub: terrorists r NOT made on orkut !!

what the heck ?? there r criminals out there .. among good ppl .. arrest them first there r corrupt ppl out there... among honest ...


Posted by Jitesh





Sub: Social networking? Watch out!

When such rogues write that \"I hate India\", why do they live in India? They better get out of the country and reduce the population ...


Posted by Kris





Sub: Its Lot Better if they Watch the Law and Order.

See the sitiuation of Maharashtra. http://in.rediff.com/news/2006/nov/30statue.htm Riot everywhere, buses are burning and mob is burning buses, control these first. then come and watch orkut ...


Posted by Sam





Sub: orkut

i'm part of 'i hate vegetables' community in orkut..does anyone have any problem with that??


Posted by megha




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