Delhi Police’s mobile crime teams, whose mandate is to collect evidence from crime spots, will now have qualified personnel for monitoring, preventing and investigating cyber crimes in the capital. Earlier, mobile crime teams comprised staff of the Delhi Police, but did not include experts.
The information was revealed in a report filed before the Delhi High Court by the Delhi Police Tuesday. The report expressed concern over the lack of technical experts available in police stations at the district level as well as in cyber cells. Standing counsel (criminal) Rahul Mehra informed the court that crime investigation teams are now functional in Delhi’s 14 districts. The report also stated that 14 technical experts, qualified in MCA or B.Tech (Computer Science), were posted in district cyber cells in the capital’s districts from March 13 onwards.
The issue of requirement of qualified personnel to fight cyber crime came up during the hearing of a plea by a woman, who had moved the Delhi High Court seeking protection from sexual harassment by her neighbour. The woman, through her counsel Shashank Deo Sudhi and Shashi Bhushan, had brought to the court’s notice that her nude photographs were made public on social media. According to the woman, police was unsuccessful in locating the accused.