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28,000 Mobile Numbers Being Used For Cyber Crime In Haryana, Maximum In Gurugram

GURUGRAM: Additional Director General of Police (Crime) OP Singh has instructed all district SPs, DIGs, all range ADGPs/IGs, and the Commissioner of Police in Gurugram, Panchkula, and Faridabad to block 27,824 mobile numbers “being used to perpetrate cybercrime.”

CyberSafe Portal, which is administered by the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs, blocks mobile numbers uploaded by the District Cybercrime Nodal Officer.

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Singh ordered the uploading of cellphone numbers for banning through the Department of Telecommunications in a letter dated October 27 and sent to the appropriate personnel (DoT). According to the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal, these numbers have been used to commit cybercrime.

Out of total of 27,824 mobile phone numbers are from Gurugram (7,142), followed by Faridabad (3,896), Panchkula (1,420), Sonepat (1,408), Hisar (1,228), Ambala (1,101), Rohtak (1,045), Panipat (1,032), and Jhajjar (1,032). (1,024).

Singh also instructed the concerned police to do an IMEI linkage study on the mobile devices used to run these numbers.

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The Additional Director General of Police (Crime) has ordered that a report containing details of mobile numbers uploaded to the CyberSafe portal and mobile numbers identified through linkage analysis be sent to the state nodal officer and the state crime branch.

Until September of this year, the cybercrime helpline number 1930, 29 cyber police stations, and 309 cyber desks at territorial police stations around the state received over 47,000 cybercrime complaints. The police seized and returned to the victim more than Rs 15 crore in fraudulently obtained funds.

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“The month of October is National Cyber Security Month. To raise awareness about cyber security, the police organised statewide engagement programmes that attracted 19.7 lakh individuals. It reached an additional 26.7 million individuals via social media, bringing the total to 46.4 million, or essentially one out of every five Haryana residents, according to ADGP OP Singh.

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