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SAP Labs Seeks to Withdraw Police Case for Spamming

Business-standard.com reported on 24th June, 2014 stating that Sap Labs India, a popular software giant, has asked Bangalore Police to drop the complaint they had filed on 30th May, 2014 alleging that company's German board members have been spammed which is damaging the reputation of senior colleagues of the company.

However, the police committee involved with the probing of the case plans to continue on investigation.

Business-standard.com published news on 24th June, 2014 stating a first information report (FIR) filed by the company as "Recently we (referring to SAP Labs India) have received numerous cases of spamming emails addressed to our Board members German with false and fabricated content which ultimately is hurting the reputation of our other senior colleagues."

Officials involved with the investigation revealed that the details of these unsolicited emails are still unknown and thus they are trying to trace them.

Dey took over as MD (Managing Director) in November 2012 and left the company during third week of June, 2014 when a police investigation tracked down his email account. The case was registered under the infamous Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 which has been criticized for being so catch-all and vague that almost anything you write in an email could be assumed offensive.

The police informed company's HR department that it was their boss who was sending the emails but there were nothing criminal or defamatory in his emails. Reliable sources said that even then, senior Indian Executives and German top brass apologized and pleaded Dey to stay but Dey decided that it will be right on his part to leave the company.

They said that Dey might have done because the executive involved in the assault was of equal rank.

Mumbaimirror.com published news on 23rd June, 2014 quoting Raghavendra Auradkar, Bangalore Police Commissioner, as saying "SAP Labs approached us with a petition and wanted to know who is sending spam emails to their management. We investigated and found that Anirban Dey was sending the (spam) emails and we are further investigating the case to find more details."

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