The first hi-tech cyber crime lab in Gautam Budh Nagar,Centre for Cyber Crime Investigation (CCCI), was inaugurated by director general of police (DGP) Javeed Ahmad on Monday. The CCCI will have a dedicated team of police to investigate cyber crimes. The office is located in Sector 6.
However, the police are yet to trace a person who made inflammatory tweets in the wake of the lynching of Mohammed Ikhaq in Bisada last October.
The police are yet to identify the person who allegedly used ‘Twitter’ to spread hatred during the investigation of Bisada lynching. The account of Anuj Kumar@KG25 was deleted after a case was lodged and the police failed to arrest the hatemonger. They said an ‘onion server’, a complex network which is very hard to locate, was used.
The top cop assured that the cyber crime lab will help the police track hatemongers on social media, those involved in data theft and other cyber crimes. “This lab is fully equipped to stop any hatemongering or data theft and also (trace) imposters in case of identity theft,” he said.
“Noida has become the face of the state. Enterprises that are heavily dependent on the internet have attracted cyber criminals. To deal with such criminals, traditional methods will not work. There was a need for such a lab, where personnel can also be trained to deal with cases of cyber crime,” Ahmad said.
Inspector general of Meerut Zone Sujit Pandey, deputy inspector general of Meerut range Laxmi Singh, district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar NP Singh, and senior superintendent of police Kiran Sivakumar were present during the inauguration.
Ahmad reminded residents of the city not to ignore the warning messages flashed by the police while using online gateways for shopping and banking.
“This lab was constructed on a public private partnership basis. As the public is involved, they must follow guidelines of using the internet for monetary transactions. This lab will also help spread awareness about cyber security among residents,” Ahmad said.
Ahmad also launched the website of the cyber lab — cccinoida.org — on which victims can inform the police about cyber crimes.
“The website is only a route to inform the police for preliminary investigation. Those falling prey to cyber crimes will have to approach the police physically and register an FIR. With the preliminary information, the team can help stop transaction of money to the account of suspected criminals and also block fake accounts with the help of banks,” the SSP said.