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Chandigarh police plan cyber desks at all stations

Amit Sharma

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, November 14

With a steep rise in cybercrime circumstances, the Chandigarh police have determined to arrange cyber desks in any respect police stations to minimize the burden on Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC), which is discovering it troublesome to deal with particular circumstances.

The order issued by UT DGP Praveer Ranjan states that in as we speak’s data age, a police station should even be empowered to cope with cybercrime issues to beat the burden of the CCIC, which is unable to deal with particular circumstances.

A number of classes of cybercrime have been outlined which shall be dealt by the police stations.

The order states that the officer in-charge of the police station must arrange a cyber desk from inside the workers allotted to the police station and can encompass a Sub-Inspector (SI) or an ASI, a Head Constable and two constables, together with a pc operator.

The cyber desks can take assist from the CCIC in respect of e mail accounts, social media accounts and so on. The CCIC shall be taking the data required from the authority involved and supply it to the police station.

In the meantime, complaints acquired on the NCRP portal, these coming below police station heads, shall be forwarded to the respective police station by the DSP, CCIC, whereas the remainder of the complaints shall be handled by the CCIC.

The CCIC may also conduct coaching classes for the workers placed on cyber desk responsibility.

Circumstances to be handled by desks

  • On-line dishonest via ATM/debit/bank cards, cloning/swapping playing cards, bodily transactions via ATM/particulars sharing
  • Harassment, menace, utilizing abusive language on messages/WhatsApp
  • Dishonest by importing faux buyer care numbers on Google
  • On-line dishonest on the pretext of offering job, visa or mortgage
  • Dishonest on the pretext of LIC insurance policies/insurance coverage
  • Lacking cell phone/laptops and so on

Rise in cybercrime

There was a steep rise in cybercrime previously few years.In 2017, 2,242 complaints have been acquired by the police. The quantity rose to three,167 in 2018 and 4,793 in 2019. Shut to six,300 complaints of cybercrime have been acquired final yr, whereas a complete of three,306 complaints have been filed until July 18 this yr.

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