LUCKNOW: With a special focus on cyber investigation Uttar Pradesh DGP Mukul Goel started a 10-days long virtual cyber training of more than 35,000 constables. The training would help the constables understand the basics of cyber crime and new trends.
With a sharp rise in cyber crimes cases in the country it has become very important to train the workforce in dealing with digital crimes. Constables and inspectors have maximum interaction with the public so it is very important for them to understand victim’s complaints and register them accordingly.
“A Virtual Training For Real Impact-On the directions of DGP UP Sri Mukul Goel, a ten day #CyberCrime training session was inaugurated. ADG LO UP,ADG Cyber Crime,officers across the state & more than 35,000 Constables participated,” Twitted official handle of UP Police.
Soon after becoming top cop of the state Goel instructed to created cyber helpdesk with specially trained policemen at each police station of the state for quick registration of complaints of cybercrime and initiating prompt action.
Those who visit local police stations with complaints about cybercrime are currently directed to the cyber cell, after which their FIR is registered at police stations following the cyber cell’s investigation. Only if the scam is worth more than Rs. 1 lakh is a case filed at the cyber police station.
It must be noted that Goel is among the few DGPs who has taken countering cyber crime as his top priority.
Goel in one of his recent addresses said that a dedicated call centre has been set up at headquarters where police officials are deployed to address such cases. Policemen take down details from the complainant and register an FIR and initiate the action.
Cyber Crime Helpline Number by the Home Ministry 155260 is functional round the clock and will cater to complaints of fraudulent withdrawal of money bank accounts. Goel explained that a dedicated call centre has been set up at headquarters where police officials are deployed to address such cases. Policemen take down details from the complainant and register an FIR and initiate the action.
He advised that if someone becomes the victim of cyber crime they can immediately contact the helpline. The Sooner a victim contacts us, the chances of recovering their money increases.