The State Crime Branch imparted technical training to 274 police personnel to prevent cybercrime. These include personnel posted at 137 cyber desks in the police stations of Ambala, Karnal, Hisar and Panchkula ranges of the northern region.
In the year 2021, more than 500 cybercrime cases were registered in Haryana. In June 2021, their number was more than 250. During the weekly training session organized at Cyber Police Station, Panchkula, about 274 police personnel were provided with the nitty-gritty of using science-technology to tackle this cyber crime. The responsibility of training the districts of the area was entrusted to the State Crime Branch under the supervision of Additional Director General of Police, OP Singh, Superintendent of Police and Cyber Crime.
The state was divided into two zones
At the time of training, the districts of the state were divided into two zones (North and South Zone) for the training of all the police personnel selected for Cyber Desk. The districts of North Zone were trained in Cyber Forensic Laboratory (Panchkula) of the State Nodal Agency for training in Cyber Crime. All these police personnel will interact with the victims of cyber crime and register their complaints.
Training given in 10 batches
A dedicated ‘Cyber Desk’ training program was conducted in 10 batches with weekly training for each batch. All the trainees were trained with advanced cyber crime modules required for crime analysis with inputs from cyber forensics. Live cases were scrutinized in front of the trainees from receiving the complaint till its final disposal.
The program also emphasized on the highlights of National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal, Citizen Financial Fraud Reporting, Law, Types of Crimes, Crime Investigation Techniques, Open Source Intelligence and Forensics.