About

Neeraj Aarora, Advocate

FICWA, LLB, PGD (Cyber Law & DLTA), CFE (USA)

Neeraj Aarora is a practicing advocate in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court specializing in the areas of Cyber Law, IPR Law, Securities Law and Criminal Law etc. Neeraj Aarora has the unique experience of dealing with the most intricate, complex & technical cases of cyber crimes & economic offences when he was working with Delhi Police as an Investigating officer.

He has acquired tremendous rich experience & achievement in field of investigation of cyber offences which has been lauded by his superior officers and he was the first port of call when any intricate cyber offence came for investigation in the police department. Due to his proven professional capabilities, he was on deputation to the Central Bureau of Investigation, where he handled the most complex and sensitive area of investigations of major white collar crimes including Bank/Financial Institution fraud cases. He has the rare distinction and opportunity for assisting the Justice K. Vekataswami Commission of Inquiry set up to inquire the Thelka Case, where his remarkable professional competence was highly appreciated. Being a Cost Accountant himself, he has an accomplished forensic accounting and investigative audit exposure having conducted and supervised many complex investigations in financial crimes of complex nature to ensure that they were in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, thoroughness and accuracy.

A brief look on the crimes he has investigated speaks volumes about his remarkable professional feat and his exposure:-

Banking and Finance

  • Fake Bill Discounting, Sanctioning of CC (Book Debts & Stock), FDBP / FUDBP on fake documents, Bogus Lease Financing etc.
  • Letter of Credits (L/C) Fake & Accommodation LCs, Frauds Committed by the Companies in connivance with the Bank officials e.g. L/C payments were stopped by raising false/ fabulous discrepancies etc.
  • Siphoning of the Funds through the Bogus Companies/ Fictitious transactions, transferring the personal losses to the companies & Bogus Lease Financing.
  • Tracing manipulation made by companies in their Books of accounts and Balance Sheets to get BIFR Status.
  • Corporates capturing control over the companies by raising shareholdings  and manipulating board resolutions / minutes of board of directors and other ROC records

Securities Market/Share related fraud

  • Investigated cases of Dabba Trading/bucketing and exposed the Modus Operandi of disgruntled broker.
  • Investigated shifting of losses owing to fraudulent share transactions to the accounts of Tata Finance Ltd. done by its Managing Director which was transferred by him from his own three entities in which he along with his relatives/friends were director. The fraud was done in connivance with a leading broker of Mumbai who issued antedated contract notes to hide the fraudulent shifting of losses from the own entities of MD to the Tata Finance Ltd.
  • Fraudulent share/ commodities transactions executed through hacking for transfer of profit and losses to the brokers/clients.
  • Transfer of profit/losses through accommodation share/commodities transactions and assistance in prosecution and trial of such cases
  • Execution of fraudulent share transactions by broker by change of client code
  • Successful prosecution of disgruntled brokers involved in the aforesaid share frauds causing huge losses to clients who were earlier evading the criminal process of law by taking shelter behind SEBI regulatory mechanism which were civil in nature.

Cyber Crimes Cases

  • Successfully investigated and busted the phishing scams aimed at cheating the reputed banks like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and its clients.
  • Denial of Service Attacks
  • Cases of BPO data theft by disgruntled key employees by hacking the server
  • Computer Source Code theft/hacking by key ex-employees who left the company
  • Online auctions website frauds, Nigerian Frauds
  • Cases of transmission of obscenity through Email, internet, fake obscene profile over social networking websites like Orkut etc.

Intellectual Property Rights

  • Copyright/trademark violation for tangible and intangible products such as Idea/Concept, FMCG Goods etc.
  • Copyright infringement in software programme (i.e. Source Code & Object Code)

During his long spanning career of 13 years with Delhi Police, his never ending quest for acquiring professional skills & knowledge continued which further enhanced his professional skills and competency to investigate the complicated cases with ease. During his tenure with Delhi Police he did his L.L.B from Law Centre, Delhi University, Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law from Indian Law Institute and also acquired the coveted degree of Certified Fraud Examiner from Texas, United States of America. Recently, he completed PGD in Drafting of Legislation, Treaties, International Agreement & Contract from Indian Law Institute. He was one of the most professionally qualified Investigating Officer in the arsenal of the Delhi Police and also received various training on technical aspects of investigation of cyber crimes.

After having successful and remarkable stint with Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police, he entered into legal profession and made a mark for himself as a cyber lawyer. His rich experience in dealing with complex cyber crime cases distinguishes him from his contemporaries and his credibility in dealing with the cases he handles to the satisfaction of his clients are unparallel. He believes in quality work and devotes quality time over each case making extensive legal research which is reflected in the petition, suits filed by him as well as arguments made by him in the court of law. He is a total workaholic and known for his punctuality, dedication and sincerity, a quality he inherited from his disciplined life schedule in Delhi Police. Presently, he is successfully practicing at Delhi High Court and Supreme Court primarily dealing with following cases relating to his professional skill and expertise :-

  • Theft/hacking of Source Code
  • Infringement of copyright in Computer Program (Source Code, Object Code etc.)
  • Cases of BPO data theft by hacking of proprietary data
  • Cases of Share Fraud, losses caused to clients due to shift of losses/manipulation of books of accounts by the brokers.
  • Defending the brokers in the false/fabricated cases filed by the professional litigators in various tribunals, like SEBI, NSE etc.
  • Appearance in Cyber Contravention cases before the Adjudicating Officer under the Information Technology Act, 2000
  • Trial/Bail/quashing in criminal cases
  • Filing of Civil Suits

Besides, Neeraj Aarora also advises many reputed corporate clients on the matter relating to the Intellectual Property rights, detection, prevention of cyber crime, collection of digital evidence etc. He also provides consultancy on the matter relating to the prevention, detection and investigation of financial frauds.

He has also been appointed as a Consultant to the World Bank. He is also an Arbitrator to the Multi Commodity Exchange of India, New Delhi.

He has also been invited by the Police Training College, leading Law and Management Institutes as a guest lecturer to deliver lectures on Information Technology Law and security issues. Last but not the least, Neeraj Aarora is a prolific writer and contributes articles pertaining to cyber laws and various other laws which has been published in the leading newspapers, professional journals and magazines etc. He regularly writes/updates articles pertaining to cyber law and security issues and other general laws on his website.

Contact Address: –
Neeraj Aarora
D-10/4, Opp. Balaji Plaza
Sector – 8, Rohini
Delhi-110085
India
(Off)   : 91-11-27940129
Website www.neerajaarora.com