To curb online offences,Ghaziabad police to launch cyber crime cell

To track offenders is important,as objectionable material online often leads to other crimes and several instances of suicide due to harassment,police said.

Written by Express News Service | Ghaziabad | Published:May 14, 2013 1:00 am

In view of growing cyber crime in the region,the Ghaziabad police plans to launch a special cyber crime cell,which will have exclusive jurisdiction over these cases.

A senior police officer said the move was necessitated by the expertise required to crack cases of online forgery,software piracy and other cyber crime.

The cell will train personnel and bring in modernised equipment to track cyber crimes,the officer said.

A senior police officer said: “With the changing nature of crimes in the city,it is important to update equipment . It is practically impossible for investigating officers from police stations to make headway in these cases without the adequate technical know how.”

According to the police,there have been more than 100 cases of cyber crimes since the turn of the year.

A senior officer said the cell would lay emphasis on crimes such as online stalking,instances of which are increasing rapidly.

“With the cell,we will not only be able to track down the offenders and apprehend them,but also delete objectionable content. To track down offenders is important,as [objectionable material online often leads to other crimes and several instances of suicide due to harassment,” the officer said.

Police said professional cyber trainers were being recruited to impart knowledge on these aspects to the police personnel.

“Crimes such as hacking,child pornography,stalking,virus dissemination,software piracy,credit card fraud and internet extortion will be part of the training imparted. Further,we are looking to bring in the requisite equipment and are in the process of drawing up plans for the same,” an officer said.

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