Delhi Police to train officers on combating cyber crime

Delhi Police to train officers on combating cyber crime
Delhi Police to train officers on combating cyber crime 

The Hindu
April 1, 2008

New Delhi (PTI): With cyber crime emerging as a new area of challenge, 
Delhi Police on Tuesday launched an exercise to train its officers on 
ways to detect frauds and crack cases involving internet.

A hundred officers of the force will be trained in the next few months 
on hardware, software and computer networking besides specialised 
training on cyber crime and computer forensics.

The first batch of 50 officers, which include five Assistant 
Commissioners of Police (ACPs), 15 Inspectors and 30 Sub Inspectors, 
will be given training for one-and-a-half months on e-mail tracking, 
digital fraud, credit card fraud and other e-mail frauds.

This is the second such course being conducted by Delhi Police, the 
first being a one-month course on the finer points of law during which 
prominent criminal lawyers like Ram Jethmalani and K T S Tulsi 
interacted with police officers.

Inaugurating the training programme at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha 
University here, Special Commissioner of Police (Administration) Neeraj 
Kumar said it has become crucial for forces to be well equipped to 
investigate and combat crimes committed in the cyber space.

Criminals are now using Information Technology in their activities and 
for police, it is very important to be up-to-date with technology, he 
said adding the training programme would make officers better equipped 
to handle such illegal activities on the internet.

Cyber crime cases have gone up by 200 per cent in the national capital 
last year compared to 2006. Among these, the increase in cases related 
to credit card fraud has registered a 500 per cent increase.

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