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Gurgaon: Women SHOs hone their skills in tackling cyber crime

The session on tackling cyber crime was the first of its kind for station house officers of women’s police stations in Haryana

gurgaon Updated: Oct 16, 2017 21:57 IST
Rashpal Singh
Women SHOs at the training session on Monday.
Women SHOs at the training session on Monday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

During the lunch break in one-day training on cybercrime, President medal awardee inspector Luxmi Devi from Bhiwani approached head of the Digital investigation training and analysis centre (DITAC) and asked for help.

“Kindly brief us on collection of evidence and collating it in a proper manner in cyber crime cases,” she requested Jitender Gahlawat, deputy superintendent of police who is heading the DITAC.

Gahlawat said there would be a separate session on the topic and all queries of the participants would be cleared in the training module.

The one-day training — ‘Technical aspects in investigation of crime against children and women’ — was the first of its kind for station house officers of women’s police station across the state. A total of 22 SHOs participated in the training and they were enthusiastic about learning new facts in handling cybercrime.

“We enjoyed the training and learnt a lot of new concepts that will help us in handling cybercrime pertaining to women and children,” said Devi, SHO of Bhiwani women police station. Devi is credited with solving embezzlement of ₹45 crore by panchayat representatives in the year 2010.

The centre was inaugurated by Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar in December last year at Traffic Tower in Sushant Lok. It is claimed to be the country’s first centre for digital investigation and training in a bid to enhance cyber policing and monitor social media content.

“The training was organised keeping in view to detect crime against children and women with the help of advanced technologies. The participants are trained in the process of seizing of electronic evidences and precautions to be taken while making seizures,” Gahlwat said.

“It (training) was quote helpful in honing our skills. Technology is upgrading every day and there are several aspects that we need to learn from time to time,” Seema, another participant SHO, said.

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Inspector general of police Anil Kumar Rao, CID, who was chief guest for training, gave directions in connection with improvement of investigation skills, especially in cases of crime against children and women.

He said the training focused on what type of information is collected from an electronic device and how the same is helpful in tracking crime and criminals. The participants were also apprised on the steps required for an electronic evidence to be put strongly in the court of law.

There were sessions on capacity building through providing knowledge of IT Act 2000 and advanced techniques of CDR (call detail records) analysis. The police would also start a special campaign in schools and colleges regarding awareness of cybercrime cases against children and women.