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MHA To Hold Inter-State Cyber Cops Meeting To Check Growing Cases Of Cyber Crime

RAIPUR: To comprehensively deal with various kinds of cybercrimes, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is holding a multi state-law enforcement officers meeting – Regional Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (R4C)  in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur.

Senior police officers from six states are part of the R4C meet and will gather to brainstorm increasing cases of cyber crime and financial frauds.

The key meeting, scheduled to take place on October 23, will be spearheaded by officials of the Union Home Ministry.

They will chalk out strategies to check emerging cybercrime hotspots like Jamtara and monitor other digital frauds.

The MHA has asked all the state governments to set up R4C and share information with the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), which is mandated to take various steps, including capacity building and public awareness, for curbing cyber crimes.

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The R4C runs as the nodal centre to curb cyber crimes at the state level. The coordination between I4C and R4Cs aims to promote inter-State collaboration for handling multi-jurisdictional cyber crime cases.

According to a senior official, the multi-stakeholder meeting will assist in enhancing capability in cyber investigations and act as a nodal point to contain the menace.

The officer added that problem of cybercrime and phishing calls has impacted every state in the country. Apart from Jamtara in Jharkhand, several small pockets in different states are becoming cybercrime hubs. As digital frauds have no boundaries, a combined effort is required to eliminate this menace from the grass root.

Senior police officers from Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal will table their crime statistics, new trends and preventive measures.

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Officials will extensively work on crime prevention plans along with recent case studies to unearth the crime centres.

Officers attending the meeting include: Deepak Virmani, Deputy Secretary (I4C), Himanshu Pandey, DGM, I4C, Jitender Singh ACP, I4C, Triveni Singh, SP, Cyber Crime, UP, Vishal Sharma, Commandant, Bihar Police, Sunil Kumar, Dy.SP, EOW, Patna, Nurut Ahmed, ACP, Cyber Crime, Kolkata Police, Ram Kumar ADG, Cyber UP Police, Kalyan Mukhopadhyay, DIG, West Bengal Police, Arvind Kr. Binha Dy.SP, CID, Jharkhand Police, Pallab Kumar Ganguli, Cyber Cell, West Bengal Police and Sumit Prasad,  Dy.SP, Cyber,PS, Deogarh, Jharkhand Police. From Chattisgarh senior IPS officer Ashok Juneja and RK Vij will be present.

The country has seen a sharp increase in cybercrime cases in the last few years.

To counter that MHA has formed I4C which is in charge of organising and combatting cybercrime in the country.

It collaborates with law enforcement authorities to highlight cybercrime incidents for early discovery and resolution. It functions as a hub in the battle against cybercrime.

It plans to discover research challenges and perform R&D efforts in the creation of new technologies and forensic tools in partnership with academia/research institutes in India and around the world.

The purpose is to prevent extremist and terrorist organisations from using online to advance their cause.

I4C suggests that cyber laws be updated as needed to keep up with fast-evolving technology and international collaboration.

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