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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