Regional Cyber Crime Coordination Centre To Be Setup In Odisha

Cuttack:  In order to deal with rising threats related to cybercrime, a Regional Cyber Crime Coordination Centre will be setup in Odisha soon, Additional DGP Crime Branch, Santosh Upadhyay said today. The centre will promote interstate collaboration for the handling of multi-jurisdictional cybercrime cases and take up cybercrime awareness initiatives.

The Cyber Petition Cell will also work to block and remove objectionable contents from social media and other pornographic sites. The victims can also lodge a complaint of cybercrimes through the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal www.cybercrime.gov.in.

Odisha police so far this year have received 216 complaints through the portal. As many as 340 police personnel have undergone the first phase of training. “We will also expedite the process of imparting training to as many as 100 police personnel from December,” he added.

The centre will operate from the building of newly constructed Cybercrime police station in Bhubaneswar. There are plans to train 1,000 constables and sub-inspector rank officers so that they can assist senior officials in probe as under the provisions of the IT Act.

Preliminary training has been given to 340 constables and sub-inspectors from Sambalpur, Angul and Rourkela ranges. The officers in other ranges- Berhampur, Cuttack, Koraput will be given training in subsequent phases. “Our target is to train 1000 officials so that we have a pool of personnel with basic knowledge about cybercrimes,” he added.

A cyber forensic training lab to impart training will also come up at Cyber Police Station building in Bhubaneswar. The lab will start functioning from December, 2019. The lab will be equipped with data recovery tools, video analysis and enhancement tools, audio-video forensic and CCTV equipment, password description and other advanced tools, he added.

Santosh Upadhyay, Additional DGP, Crime Branch


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