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Special Police Force to Tackle Cyber Crimes
Mar 12, 2015

Cyber crime is a criminal activity which is carried on by the use of computers and the Internet. Some of common cyber crimes are hacking, cyber stalking, denaial od service attack, virus dissemination, software piracy, credit/debit card and internet banking frauds and phishing.

To tackle the issue of cybercrimes, CIDs (Criminal Investigation Departments) of various cities opened up Cyber Crime Cells in different cities. The Information Technology Act of India states clearly that when a cyber crime has been committed, it has a global jurisdiction, hence a complaint can be filed at any cyber cell.

Special Cells to tackle cyber crimes are in position in some States and such Cells are also assisted by experts from Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Nodal Agency under the Ministry of Information Technology to tackle cyber related crimes. 

  • The Government has provided special training to the Police Force/personnel through its various Police organizations/academies and other specialised agencies in the field by engaging the requisite professional man power. 

  • The Government has also initiated measures for the development of cyber forensics, especially cyber forensic tools, setting up of infrastructure for investigation and training of the users, particularly police and judicial officers, to collect and analyze the digital evidence. 

  • Government has formulated a set of investigation manuals with procedures for search, seizure analysis and presentation of digital evidence in courts. The manuals have been circulated to Law Enforcement Agencies in all States. 

  • There is an increasing trend of cyber crimes over the three years.


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