GANDHINAGAR: The National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) in Gandhinagar has trained hundreds of law officers, IPS probationary officers, and police officers from other nations to deal with the issues of investigating and prosecuting cyber crime cases.
From August 13 to August 18, 104 IPS probationary officers from various state cadres and few police officers from the Maldives, Bhutan, and Nepal attended a week-long training at the NFSU campus. In addition, approximately 250 Gujarat government law enforcement officers were trained in cybercrime and law enforcement awareness.
The law enforcement officers, including public prosecutors and government pleaders, were given training on sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Amendment Act, while the police officers were educated on the growing use of the dark web and cryptocurrency for criminal activities such as drug smuggling and terror funding.
The dark web, which falls under the umbrella term “deep web” and refers to the area of the internet that is not accessible through traditional search engines like Google and Yahoo, requires encrypted servers, making it harder for law enforcement to keep track of.
“The topics covered for IPS probationary officers were emerging trends in multimedia forensics, dark net case studies, psychological techniques of investigation, Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) field-level detection, cryptocurrency case studies, mobile forensics, social media challenges, crime scene management, mobile invest,” an NFSU official said.
“We also organised a five-week polygraph testing course for Maldives police officers,” the official said. The NFSU has also begun training for state law enforcement officials in a curriculum on “Cyber Crime and Cyber Law Awareness.”
“We will train 250 law enforcement officers on the subject. There are four batches, and the first batch of 63 public prosecutors had a two-day training on August 23, according to the official.