Delhi Police to upgrade cyber cell

Delhi Police to upgrade cyber cell
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First Published: Wed, Aug 29 2007. 10 49 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Aug 29 2007. 10 49 AM IST
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New Delhi: With incidents of Internet- related crime on the rise, Delhi Police is upgrading its Cyber Cell to tackle the “crimes of the future”
The capital’s police has decided to hold regular interactions with IT majors to upgrade its personnel’s technical know-how in a bid to keep apace with the rapid technological advancement and the fast changing cyber crime scene.
“The fast changing technical environment throws up new challenges. Technical innovation leads to new modes of crime and we have to keep pace with technology to tackle it,” city Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal told PTI in an interview.
He said the police force will hold interactions with IT companies to help increase the efficiency of the police personnel dealing with cases of cyber crime.
Noting that instances of cyber crime are increasing across the country, he said, Delhi Police is fully geared up to meet the challenge.
“The figures are increasing. We have a number of IT experts and qualified engineers. There is no reason why we cannot nab errant cyber criminals, cyber stalkers and criminals lurking in the virtual world, and restore confidence in people,” he said.
Readers will recall the recent murder of a 17-year old Mumbai student who was part of the social networking site Orkut. Criminals stalked him, coerced him into friendship and kidnapped him before panicking and murdering him.
The incident has sent shock waves amongst similar users, who are now fearing their safety and the inability of the law and order system to lay out a fool proof trap to avert such dastardly happenings.
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First Published: Wed, Aug 29 2007. 10 49 AM IST