The district police on Monday will put in place a mechanism to deal with growing cases of cyber crime in Noida and Greater Noida.
The police will install a software called Centralised Data Manager (CDM) at its control room. This will help monitor about 100 of the 150 cyber cafes in both the cities.
In the absence of a dedicated system, the police have been struggling to work out cases of obscene mails, banking frauds and hoax threats. On an average, 60 such cases are reported every month in the district.
The police will now be able to track IP addresses, café locations, surfing timings and users details. After Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Amrtisar, Bangalore and Chennai, Noida will be the first city in the national Capital region to have this software. The new system will lessen the city police’s dependence on two cyber crime investigation centres located in Agra and Lucknow.
“We’re installing CDM. As many as 103 café owners have installed another software, I café Manager. The police have asked the rest of the 47 cafes to do so. Both systems put together will help police track activities and users at cyber cafes,” said superintendent of police (crime) Manoj Kumar Jha. However, privacy of users will be protected. “We will only access those records which are necessary for investigations,” said Jha.