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A software engineer turned-lawyer in Karnataka has been sentenced to two years in prison for sending vulgar mails to a lady and coursing her photos. This is the first case of conviction in a cyber crime case in Karnataka, ten years after the lady filed a complaint.

The engineer had quit his job to end up a criminal lawyer to defend his own case in court yet was not able prevent his conviction by a Bengaluru court on Friday.

Shivaprasad Sajjan, who is from Karnataka’s Bagalkote area, was arrested in 2008 after the lady filed a protest. After he was released on bail, Sajjan quit his engineering job and enlisted in a graduate course in law, police said.

The cyber police said the man used all possible escapes to drag the case for a long time.

In her complaint, the lady had alledged that a man known to her sent “her obscene and derogatory mails with obscene photos (of her) to different individuals from a cyber cafe”.

The case against Shivaprasad Sajjan was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

“He did this to defend his own case. He used all possible loopholes to drag the case,” the cyber cell report expressed. Aside from a two-year imprison sentence, Sajjan should pay a fine of Rs. 25,000.

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