Technological advancement giving rise to cybercrime: IG
Jamshedpur, Nov. 1: Inspector general (Ranchi zone), Naveen Kumar Singh on Thursday expressed concern that advancement in the field of technology is giving rise to cyber crime there was need to focus on solving such crimes.
He said this while inaugurating a cyber thana building at Bistupur police station premies today. The cyber thana was operating here in Bistupur since March 1 this year, but an exclusive cyber thana building was set up today.
Cases of cybercrime have been on the rise in the city. So far 31 cybercrime cases have been registered with the Cyber thana at Bistupur.
Seventh in the state, the single-storeyed cyber thana building is spread over an area of 1,200 sq ft. It is well equipped with a hall for complainants, chamber for deputy superintendent of police (cybercrime), chamber for the inspector-cum-officer-in-charge and two chambers for officials posted at the cyber thana.
While addressing the gathering, the IG said that committing a cybercrime is different in comparison of committing other crimes like theft, robbery or murder.
“In the crime like loot, robbery murder etc, the offenders have to remain present at the scene of crime and there is all possibility of getting caught by the police instantly. But in a case of cyber crime, an offender can commit the crime by sitting at a distant place. The police are supposed to detect such crime by making investigation through the cyber technology,” said Singh.
” We need to change we changing times. Cases of cybercrime keep pouring.
Complaints of on an average five cybercrime are reported with the police stations across the steel city every day. For detection of such crime, the cyber cells set up in each of the police station get activate. But after a cyber police station is set up in the city, all such cases can be detected effectively and within a very short period of time,” said a senior police officer.
Senior SP, AnoopBirtharay, city SP, Prabhat Kumar, SP (Rural) AnuranjanKispota and DSP (Cyber crime), JaishreeKuzurwere present on the occasion.
The cyber thana is presently has a strength of nine staff, which include seven inspectors and one assistant sub-inspector. The cyber thana, Jamshedpur is being led by DSP (cyber crime) Jaishree Kujur.
“ I welcome the move of district police to strengthen mechanism for controlling cyber crime. With the city going hi-tech, cyber crime cases are also on the rise. It is high time that the all the police officers and policemen have to be computer savvy so that a criminal can be located and nabbed without making any further delay.
The cyber cell should spread its wings to various police stations and police offices, including the police control room so that after tracking the location of a caller, the police action team on the other end must be ready to act instantly,” said a resident.