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Ankush Mishra Felicitated For Excellence in Cyber Policing at FutureCrime Summit 2024

Ankush Mishra, DSP of Uttarakhand Police, awarded for exemplary cyber policing efforts at FutureCrime Summit 2024, combatting digital threats in India.



Ankush Mishra Awarded for Excellence in Cyber Policing at FutureCrime Summit 2024
Ankush Mishra, Deputy SP Cyber Crime of Uttarakhand Police, receiving the Excellence in Cyber Policing award from Arun Kumar, distinguished IPS officer, at FutureCrime Summit 2024

NEW DELHI: Ankush Mishra, Deputy SP Cyber Crime of the Uttarakhand Police, was honored with the prestigious Excellence in Cyber Policing recognition at the recently concluded FutureCrime Summit 2024. The summit, held on February 8-9 in New Delhi, brought together luminaries from various sectors to deliberate on combating cyber threats and digital crimes.

The FutureCrime Awards, presented by renowned IPS officer Arun Kumar, acknowledged outstanding contributions across diverse domains related to cybercrime, forensics, investigations, policing, and awareness.

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Recognizing Remarkable Contributions

Ankush Mishra, a 2017 Provincial Police Service (PPS) officer of the Uttarakhand cadre, has exemplified unwavering dedication in combating cybercrime and safeguarding India’s cyber ecosystem. His relentless pursuit of knowledge and adoption of cutting-edge technologies have significantly fortified the nation’s defense against digital threats.

Major Achievements

Ankush Mishra’s pivotal roles in several high-profile cases underscore his prowess in cybercrime management:

Powerbank Scam (2021): Ankush Mishra played a pivotal role in dismantling a major online scam that duped millions of Indians through a fraudulent mobile application. His efforts resulted in the arrest of over 20 individuals and the initiation of over 250 criminal cases, shedding light on the misuse of cryptocurrency in transnational financial crimes.

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Fraud Website Case (2022): Unraveling another intricate web of deceit, Mishra uncovered a fraudulent website operating from abroad, exposing the clandestine flow of funds via hawala channels and cryptocurrency. This case also uncovered the nexus between Bollywood producers and illicit financial operators.

Operation Mewat/Operation Jamtara (2021): Ankush Mishra spearheaded an operation targeting cybercriminal hotspots in Mewat and Jamtara, resulting in the apprehension of 17 individuals and sending a stern message against cybercrime.

Operation Trinetra (2022): His strategic leadership led to simultaneous raids across five cities in India, resulting in the arrest of numerous cybercriminals.

Call Centre Raids: Mishra’s vigilance led to the busting of multiple fake call centers, including one of North India’s largest, resulting in the seizure of significant assets and the arrest of numerous individuals.

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Advocacy and Awareness

Apart from his investigative prowess, Ankush Mishra actively contributes to raising awareness about cybercrime. His initiatives, including online awareness campaigns during the COVID-19 pandemic and extensive training sessions, have reached thousands of individuals, empowering them with knowledge to thwart digital frauds.

Other Notable Contributions

Mishra’s multifaceted contributions extend beyond investigations:

Financial Reforms: Mishra’s insights and collaborations with central agencies have contributed to significant reforms in the financial sector, including restrictions on anti-national activities by financial institutions.

National Training and Consultation: He has served as a national trainer, conducting sessions for police forces across states, and has provided consultancy to organizations like NITI Aayog.

Technological Innovations: Mishra has been instrumental in operationalizing the Uttarakhand Police App and designing innovative models for information security and cyber defense.

Accolades and Recognition

Ankush Mishra’s exemplary service has earned him numerous accolades, including recognition from esteemed organizations such as the Data Security Council of India and the Ministry of Home Affairs. His relentless pursuit of justice and unwavering commitment to cybersecurity make him a beacon of hope in the fight against digital crime.

FutureCrime Summit 2024: A Confluence of Cybersecurity Innovators

The FutureCrime Summit 2024 served as a platform for luminaries in cybersecurity, digital forensics, and crime prevention to collaborate and address the evolving challenges posed by cyber threats. Co-organized by The Future Crime Research Foundation (FCRF) and IIT Kanpur’s AIIDE Centre of Excellence (CoE), the summit marked a significant milestone in the global fight against cybercrime.


Excellence in CYBER INITIATIVE Odisha Police
Excellence in CYBER LAW ENFORCEMENT Special Task Force (STF), UP Police
Excellence in CYBER POLICING Ankush Mishra, DSP, Uttarakhand Police
Excellence in CYBER STRATEGY Dr. J.M. Vyas, VC, National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU)
Dr. Gulshan Rai, Former NCSC
Dinesh O Bareja, COO – Open Security Alliance
Excellence in CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT Bharat Panchal, Discover Financial Services
Akshay Garkel, Partner & Leader – Cyber at Grant Thornton Bharat LLP
Excellence in CYBER LAW PRACTICE Dr. Karnika Seth, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Excellence in ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH AIIDE Centre of Excellence, Noida
Excellence in CYBER CAPACITY BUILDING K. Venkatesh Murthy, Senior Director, DSCI
Moin Shaikh, Sales Director – India, TRINEXIA
Excellence in FORENSIC HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT eSec Forte Technologies
Excellence in CYBER RISK MITIGATION Smith Gonsalves, Director at CyberSmithSECURE
Excellence in FUTURECRIME RESEARCH Risheek Kumar, Founder, Hackers Pathshala
Saumay Srivastava, Threat Intelligence Researcher, OSINT Analyst
Abhirup Guha, Associate VP, TransAsia Soft Tech (INSURTECH)
Excellence in Ethical Hacking Naveen Singh
Excellence in ONLINE CHILD SAFETY PROGRAM Kaushalya World School
Excellence in CYBER FORENSIC RESEARCH IIMT Group of Colleges


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