Assam police force gets upgraded with several new facilities; details here

Assam police force gets upgraded with several new facilities; details here

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GUWAHATI: A slew of new programmes and infrastructure that is expected to make the Assam police force more efficient was inaugurated by Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta earlier today.

A cyber forensic lab cum training center has been inaugurated and a citizen financial cyber fraud reporting and management system (with helpline no. 155260) has been launched by the DGP.

In addition, the cybercrime first responder kits have also been distributed to police stations of the police commissionerate in Guwahati.

The event was attended by senior police officers and trainee police officers.

The cyber forensic lab cum training center is a part of the CCPWC (Cybercrime Prevention Against Women and Children) scheme under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) which has been set up at the cost of Rs. 3 crore 92 lakh at the CID headquarter.

The lab is said to be equipped with cyber forensic tools, disk forensics, GPS forensics, malware analyzer, Mobile forensics, and various other applications/tools for extraction, imaging, data recovery, password recovery, and analysis of digital devices. Further, the Lab also has a training facility with 25 workstations to impart training to police personnel on cybercrime investigation.

Meanwhile, the cybercrime first responder kits have been purchased for Rs. 33 crores.

These kits will be distributed to 245 police stations in Assam with high reporting of cyber-crime cases. The investigating police teams would take these portable kits with them to the scene of the crime and take the aid of highly advanced tools and applications for identification, collection, and preservation of digital evidence.

These portable kits use the latest technology in dealing with cyber-crimes and the cost of one kit is Rs.13,000.

For the use of these kits, a weeklong hands-on training will be imparted by a team of experts from Mumbai. After the training, the Assam police officers will take the kits to their respective police stations. The training of the first batch has commenced from today.

A large number of people lose money due to financial cyber frauds, but by the time police receive the information, it becomes late to block the amount as the defrauded money already reaches the fraudsters. In view of the above constraint, a 24X7 help desk has been set up with helpline number 155260 in CID.

If any victim of financial cyber fraud would, without delay,  call this number, and would provide required details then the operator of the help desk of CID immediately uploads the details on the “Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud reporting & Management System”.

The concerned bank/ wallet/merchant, which is also part of the portal, receives the information after the details are entered by the operator. If the money has not left the system, then it is blocked by the concerned bank/ financial intermediary. An automatic message would be generated and sent to the complainant to lodge a formal complaint at within 24 hours.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jun 29, 2021