Jurisdiction is the territorial area of authority to hear and judge cases. The internet, however, has no territorial boundaries: it is a virtual world of interconnected computer networks, known as cyberspace. Today a world cannot be imagined without the internet connectivity which has become a basic necessity of a human being. This global network has made the life easier through its immense contribution in communication and information sharing. It is playing a pivotal role in almost every field of life either its education, business, politics, medicine, infrastructure or science and technology. To fully appreciate and comprehend this issue, we first need to understand the jurisdiction issues arising in an offline environment in India in criminal cases and the body of law applicable to ascertain jurisdiction. Then we proceed to apply the same rules in a cyberspace environment and assess the difficulties.