Hi-tech labs to check cyber crime
By Prempal Singh
Hyderabad: The State government will equip police personnel in districts with the latest software to effectively discover the internet or cyber crime and nail criminals who dupe gullible people.
Within this initiative, the government will set up cyber labs in lately carved-out districts and new Police Commissionerates to help the local police track cyber crime. The government allocated Rs 5 crore to obtain software and hardware for command and control companies.
Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy confirmed this during the ongoing Assembly Spending budget session a few times ago. The program containing looking into tools can help investigators track suspects. Officials from Procedures and Logistics wing are coordinating in providing the necessary paraphernalia.
“Investigating cybercrime is painstaking when compared with other crimes. We should be patient while probing these cases, using technology, as almost all of the crimes are committed online, ” an official said.
The Info Security Council of India — a premier industry body on data safety in the country arranged up by NASSCOM — ranked Telangana Police second after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in imparting training to law enforcement. But, the government does not want to leave any stone unturned in providing equipment to investigators.
Mainly because many as 2,124 cyber crime cases were authorized following the formation of Telangana. Aside from equipment, courses on cybercrime investigation, case studies, Call Detail Record (CDR) analysis, investigation of offensive content on social media and tracking internet process address were given to the staff at the induction level, the state said. Police stations were well equipped to register and probe cyber crimes, he said.
Crime Investigation Department (CID) took up massive capacity building programs to develop investigation skills of the staff on cyber accidents. A series of programs were also conducted at schools, colleges, and other institutions to create consciousness.