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CBI to tackle terror, economic and cyber crimes first

india Updated: Oct 10, 2009 18:33 IST

Fighting terrorism, economic offences and cyber crimes will be the three top priorities of the CBI in the years to come, its Director Ashwani Kumar said on Saturday.

"CBI will have top three core functions -- fighting terrorism, economic and cyber crimes -- in the next ten years," he told reporters in Ghaziabad.

Kumar was speaking during the inauguration of a one-day health check up camp organised at the CBI Academy in Ghaziabad.

The CBI director laid emphasis on dealing with economic crimes, mainly banking and security-related frauds.

He said as the economy is progressing and globalisation is increasing, "economic crimes are on rise across the country and CBI being a central level agency needs a specialised unit to tackle them."

"We have a special Banking and Securities unit to check crimes related to share market and banking sector." The CBI director also laid special emphasis on Information Technology enabled environment to reduce the pendency in investigations and in courts.

"In the next ten years, we should give the details of the cases (investigations related information, chargesheets, witnesses' statements, interrogation reports) in compact discs (CDs). For this, necessary infrastructure will be developed and resources will be provided," Kumar said.