Guwahati: To face the challenges of rising cases of Cybercrime in the Northeastern states, all law enforcement agencies of the region united under the aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Guwahati. The aim is to prepare and maintain a high level of coordination among all the law enforcement agencies of various states. Keeping this in view, a two-day workshop on 3rd and 4th September is being organised by the Assam police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for the Regional Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Guwahati.
The workshop will be attended by all law enforcement agencies of North East India as well as other stakeholders like RBI, Banks, Academia, TSP, NCIs etc. Assam Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said that there is a need for proper coordination and communication among the various law enforcement agencies in the country to deal with cybercrime as it has no boundaries or jurisdiction. DGP Mahanta highlighted the importance of cyber policing and securing cyberspace in the country.
He said Assam Police has given importance to dealing with cases of cybercrime looking at the ever increasing numbers of such cases and hoped that this workshop will go a long way in establishing effective coordination among the different law enforcement agencies of the country.
All together twenty-four senior police officers who are dealing with cybercrime investigation from eight North-East states are participating in the workshop along with three senior officers from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, an official release said.
The best practices adopted by NE states in cybercrime investigations, gathering and preserving digital evidence, and interaction sessions with officers of RBI, DoT, telecom service providers, payment gateways for proper coordination between law enforcement agencies and the regulatory bodies for effective cyber crime investigation were discussed in various sessions of the workshop.
An interaction with Consultant Cyber Security Krishna Shastry on the latest trends in cybercrime and best practices in the investigation was also held along with sessions on ‘Online loan frauds” and on the functioning of the Assam Cyberdome project.
ADGP (CID) A Y V Krishna in his address pointed out the steps taken by Assam Police in setting up the Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting and Management System which has been functioning for the last two months during which Rs 50 lakh belonging to various victims have been freezed.
The National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal has also sent around 3,800 complaints on cybercrime pertaining to Assam which are being looked into by various police stations in Assam.
The state police have also procured 245 Cyber Forensic First Responder Kits, which were distributed to various police stations after proper training.