Vikash Sharma

Cuttack: Going by the rising trend of cyber crimes, Odisha State CID, Crime Branch has undertaken a slew of capacity building initiatives to put a check on such offences. Addressing a presser on Tuesday, Crime Branch ADG Santosh Upadhyay said that nearly 250 inspector rank officers were given training on various aspects of cyber crime and investigation of such cases.

Similarly, there are plans to train 1,000 constables and sub-inspector rank officers so that they can assist senior officials in probe as under the provisions of the IT Act, an inspector rank officer needs to carry out investigation.

“Preliminary training has been given to 340 constables and sub-inspectors from Sambalpur, Angul and Rourkela ranges. The officers in other ranges- Berhampur, Cuttack, Koraput will be given training in subsequent phases. Our target is to train 1000 officials so that we have a pool of personnel with basic knowledge about cyber crimes,” said Upadhyay.

A cyber forensic training lab to impart training will also come up at Cyber Police Station building in Bhubaneswar. The lab will start functioning from December, 2019.

The lab will be equipped with data recovery tools, video analysis and enhancement tools, audio-video forensic and CCTV equipment, password description and other advanced tools.

Upadhyay further informed that as per the directions of the Central government, Regional Cyber Crime Coordination Centre under the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) will be set up in Odisha.