As outrage against her continued in the cyber world over the arrest of a professor for circulating a cartoon,Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday that cyber crime was on the rise in the country and that the government must step up its efforts to prevent it.
The ministries of IT and Home Affairs should take concerted action in prevention of cyber crime,which may greatly disturb the internal security of the country, Banerjee said in a speech,read out by her Finance minister Amit Mitra,at the chief ministers meeting on internal security hosted by the Home ministry. A cyber police station has been set up in Kolkata and a cyber laboratory has also been set up, her speech said. Banerjee also conveyed that tackling cyber crime was one of the priority areas for her law-enforcement agencies.
On Monday,Derek OBrien,the Trinamool MP who is known to be in charge of the partys cyber cell,stated that the TMC was not scanning the internet looking for defamatory material on the party and the party chief.