CUTTACK: Apprehending rise in cyber crimes due to the ongoing drive towards forming a cashless society after demonetisation, the Crime Branch (CB) of Odisha police organised one-day State level specialised training course on Cyber Crime investigation and forensics on Saturday.
The training aimed at providing technical knowledge to police officials at district level for handing online frauds and cheating cases.
Briefing mediapersons after the training programme, Special DG, CB BK Sharma said there is a possibility of rise in online fraud due to excess use of debit/credit cards, e-wallets and mobile banking. Neither the people are aware of such platform nor do the police officials have adequate technical knowledge to investigate these kinds of cyber crimes. Officials of ICICI bank, Kolkata were invited to the training programme to sensitise police officials regarding possibility of online frauds and cheating, Sharma said.
Last year, around 400 cyber crime cases were registered in different police stations and the Cyber police station. However, more cases are expected to be registered this year due to excess use of online banking, he said.
The CB has made an effort to build confidence among police officials towards registering and investigating cyber crime cases and to address people’s grievance at police station level, Sharma said.
The State Government has decided to set up a second cyber police station in Bhubaneswar in order to check the rise in cyber crimes and land for the same has already been acquired, he said.
Besides, a Cyber Forensic Division at Cyber Forensic Laboratory in Bhubaneswar will be commissioned by March. ‘’It will help in accelerating cyber forensic examination process in the State,’’ Sharma added.
Around 72 police officials including 50 from 33 police districts and 22 from CID (CB) participated in the training programme. Officials of Kandhamal, Berhampur and Boudh could not participate in the event.