The Delhi Police special cell will soon get the country’s first state of the art mobile cyber forensics laboratory.
Equipped with phone interceptors and latest computer software, the mobile laboratory would be a big boon for the anti terror unit of Delhi Police plagued by problems of “functional delays”.
A Tata 407 a goods carrier is being modified into a laboratory. For emergencies it will also be equipped with a foldable sky light ladder on its roof.
Five minutes before the serial bomb blasts took place in Delhi on September 13, 2008, members of the cyber wing of the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM) sent an Email to various television channels from an unsecured Wi Fi connection in a Mumbai factory, claiming responsibility for the bomb blasts.
Precious time was lost in tracking the Email as most of the special cell sleuths were out on the roads visiting the bomb blast sites.
“Whenever we have traced any Email to a particular computer, a lot of time is wasted in going back to office and analysing them. With the laboratory, the entire machine need not be taken back to office for analysing it. This can be done on the spot. It will save time,” said a senior police officer.
The laboratory will have a seating capacity for six officers. It will also be useful to decode mobile phones and get the call details immediately.
The laboratory will have anti shock and vibration free racks where all the equipment would be stored.
“It would have a separate battery bank that would be installed in the rear end of the vehicle. The electrical equipment, including computers, will draw power from the battery bank,” said the officer.
The laboratory will run on CNG and will be fitted with energy saving CFL lamps.