As the state is moving in the direction of a cashless economy, the police department has to master new skills to beat cyber convicts.
Hyderabad: Telangana police is scheduling to set up new cybercrime labs/cells in all the districts and commissionerates, including recently formed ones, DGP Anurag Sharma said here on Tuesday. He assumed that as the state is moving towards a cashless economy, the police have to master new skills to beat cyber criminals.
Inaugurating a three-day training programme for Telangana cops on ‘Cyber safety and cashless transactions’, the DGP whispered that the Cyber Crime Cells in each district would support police officials to gather confirmation not only in digital offenses but in conventional crimes also.
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Mr Anurag Sharma said the crime squad department would acquire the necessary equipment and technology desired to set up fully fledged cybercrime cells across the state. “As the state is moving towards a cashless expensive it is necessary to outrun cyber criminals. The police force should acquire skills to examine cybercrimes, collect and present digital proof in court,” he said, adding that the police will also have to train the public about the unsafe cons present in the cyber world and how to take precautions to avoid them.
The DGP said the training programme is planned in such a way that cops can learn different types of cybercrimes, interpretation of the law as regards them, tracing the cyber offender with online methods like finding out the IP address and social media snooping. They can also equip themselves with capabilities to use information technology and stop major cyber crimes.