Cyber crime investigation division likely to get green nod in Kerala

Spamming. Trolling. Insecure transactions. These are but routine facets of life online threatening to derail the dreams and aspirations of many. 

Published: 24th August 2017 01:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2017 09:27 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

KOLLAM: Spamming. Trolling. Insecure transactions. These are but routine facets of life online threatening to derail the dreams and aspirations of many. To combat the menace, the state government has begun the process of carving out a ‘cyber crime investigation division’. The division will bring under one roof the Thiruvananthapuram-based Cyber Crime Police Station, Hi-Tech Crime Inquiry Cell, Cyberdome and Cyber Cells operating in 19 police districts across the state. The move is widely expected to bolster the efforts of law enforcement agencies in making cyberspace safe and secure.

“The government received a proposal for this from the Kerala Police,” said a top government source. “We are validating the feasibility of carving out such a division. As it requires the creation of new posts and recruitment of qualified staff, we will have to examine the additional expenditure it brings. At the same time, the government is of the view commissioning such a division is the need of the hour.” 

According to the officer, as the 2017-18 state budget had allocated Rs12 crore for the creation of a cyber crime investigation division, the proposal is likely to be given the green signal. Cyberdome Nodal Officer and Thiruvananthapuram Range IG Manoj Abraham told Express the constitution of a cyber crime investigation division will be a game changer. “Recruitment of personnel with technical expertise will be key to its success,” he said.

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