Haryana

HARYANA POLICE TO CREATE CYBER RESPONSE CENTRES IN EVERY DISTRICT

August 13, 2020 06:16 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

DGP Manoj Yadava
  In yet another initiative to re-emphasize the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal’s seriousness over cyber crime, Haryana Police has decided to create Cyber Response Centres (CRCs) in every district to effectively tackle the cases of cyber offences in the State.

Disclosing this here today, Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Mr. Manoj Yadava said that these CRCs will be created keeping in view the emerging challenges and increasing threats owing to the digitization and rapid modernization by enlarging the existing Cyber Cells. All the cyber related complaints regarding bank frauds, misuse of payment gateways, facebook, twitter etc would be dealt with in these centres.

The DGP said that the spread of coronavirus had seen a surge in cyber crime cases as fraudsters started exploiting the given situation and uncertainty generated by the pandemic to target the individuals and enterprises. These CRCs would be created and strengthened with deployment of specialized cyber personnel. The services of recently recruited Sub-Inspectors and Constables, who are tech-savvy, would be utilized for this purpose. Police would visit RWAs, Colleges, Schools, colonies etc to educate people about prevention of cyber crime and associated precautions. In addition, cyber security awareness programmes would also be started to save children from cyber bullying, cyber stalking etc.

The DGP said that the spread of coronavirus had seen a surge in cyber crime cases as fraudsters started exploiting the given situation and uncertainty generated by the pandemic to target the individuals and enterprises. These CRCs would be created and strengthened with deployment of specialized cyber personnel. The services of recently recruited Sub-Inspectors and Constables, who are tech-savvy, would be utilized for this purpose. Police would visit RWAs, Colleges, Schools, colonies etc to educate people about prevention of cyber crime and associated precautions. In addition, cyber security awareness programmes would also be started to save children from cyber bullying, cyber stalking etc.

The DGP said that Haryana Police will soon be upgrading its network of cyber crime as the State government had recently approved six new cyber crime police stations, one each at Rohtak, Hisar, Karnal, Ambala, Rewari and Faridabad. These will be in addition to the two existing cyber crime police stations presently at Panchkula and Gurugram. Addition of more cyber police stations will help us to keep the cyber frauds on their knees and identify technology-based crime effectively.

The DGP also informed that a new trend of cyber crime came to fore in which fraudsters could try to hack or create fake profiles of prominent celebrities as well as politicians on social media platforms to cheat people. We need to be more cautious and careful from such fraudsters. “Many online scammers are using fake accounts of celebrities to extract money from people. Citizens should be alert and not blindly trust content posted on various social media accounts. Alertness helps in preventing users from falling prey to any scam”, he added. 

 
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