Joint team formed by Delhi Police to check cybercrimes from Mewat and Bharatpur
Team 1 (Joint cybercrime coordination team) has been constituted for the Mewat region comprising states of Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan
A joint cybercrime coordination team with Delhi police as the nodal agency has been formed to probe into cybercrimes originating from Mewat region in north India, Delhi police said in a statement on Thursday.
Team 1 (Joint cybercrime coordination team) has been constituted for the Mewat region comprising states of Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, said Prashant Gautam, deputy commissioner of police (intelligence fusion and strategic operations) adding that the team was constituted based on the analysis of complaints received at the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal (NCRP).
DCP Gautam said that on Wednesday, Delhi police also conducted a one-day conference of JCCTs at the special cell office in Dwarka.
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The focus of JCCT1 comprising from different states such as Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Delhi will be on identifying modules operating in the Mewat region of Haryana-Rajasthan and Bharatpur in Rajasthan.
Over the past 4 years, police forces in the national capital region (NCR) have come across cases of cyber fraud emanating from Mewat and Bharatapur. Before this, the gangs operated from Jamtara in Jharkhand.
The cases in Jamtara have seen a decline after similar joint coordination teams focused on such gangs and busted them in 2019-2020.
Police said the trend has shifted from Jamtara to Bharatapur and Mewat.
During the conference on Wednesday, there were 51 senior police officers from different states, and the chief executive officer of Indian Crime Cyber Coordination Centre (I4C) were also present.
The I4C is the Centre’s nodal agency for all cybercrime issues across the country which coordinates with police forces of all states.
“In the meeting we discussed how the states must work together like we did when busting the networks of Jamtara. Inputs will be shared among all forces to work together. Interstate coordination is necessary because the cyber criminals sit in one state and con a person from another state. The bank accounts where the duped money is deposited could be in another state. To nip the bud, a coordinated effort need is necessary by police teams of all forces,” said a Delhi police special cell officer, who asked not to be named.
Last month, Delhi police had arrested five persons who were operating from Mewat, Haryana and Bharatpur in Rajasthan.
The five had duped people in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh by using their cell phones from their village in Bharatpur.