CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Police Department is trying to set up a cyber directorate, which will be outfitted with all of the necessary infrastructures to investigate cybercrime under one roof and apprehend elusive online fraudsters.
On Sunday, UT Director General of Police (DGP) Praveer Ranjan stated this at an event at the Chandigarh Press Club in Sector 27.
In response to inquiries concerning the city’s rapidly expanding cyber-crime graph, Ranjan stated, “Talks are now underway at an advanced level to establish a cyber directorate in the city.” It will serve not only Chandigarh, but the entire area.” He did not, however, provide a timetable for the project.
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“Even classic organised crime has made its way into online.” What appears to be a simple extortion scheme may entail a whole gang. “Narcotics sales and purchases have also gone online via the dark web,” he added.
The top cop added that it was difficult to apprehend offenders of cybercrime since they might be found anywhere in the world, which slowed the filing of FIRs and subsequent investigations.
“However, police are collaborating with several city colleges on a cyber literacy survey, as well as organising a cyber swachhta mission with 300 volunteers from colleges such as Punjab Engineering College and DAV College, Sector 10, to raise awareness about such crimes,” he added.
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The DGP also discussed how the police were using technology to make their operations more open.
“We will shortly begin tracking complaints using an integrated complaint monitoring system (ICMS), which will allow concerns to be registered and monitored online. For allegations such as theft, FIRs can be filed without ever visiting the police station,” Ranjan explained.
He stated that 2,000 new CCTV cameras would be put throughout the city. These will not only aid in the issuance of automatic challans, but will also allow traffic officers to be used for traffic regulation rather than fining violators.
The DGP also addressed the increasing traffic congestion at Sukhna Lake, stating that the department was looking into solutions such as a one-way traffic system.
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