Delhi Police to be trained to check cyber crimes

April 1st, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) In a bid to check cyber crime, officers of Delhi Police will be trained at the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University to detect frauds over internet. Around 100 officers of the police will learn about computer hardware, software and networking besides cyber crime and computer forensics during the course.

The first batch of 50 officers, including five assistant commissioners, 15 inspectors and 30 sub-inspectors, will be given training for a month and a half on email tracking, online fraud and credit card frauds.

It has become crucial for the forces to be well equipped to investigate and combat cyber crimes, said Special Commissioner of Police Neeraj Kumar while inaugurating the programme at the university premises here.

The course was the second of its kind to be conducted by Delhi Police. In the first one-month programme, noted lawyers like Ram Jethmalani and K.T.S. Tulsi interacted with the policemen on cyber laws.

Cyber crime cases in the capital registered an increase of 200 percent in 2007 over the 2006 figures.

Apart from the university faculty members, experts from Delhi Police, Microsoft, banking, and Central Forensic Lab, Hyderabad will be involved in conducting the course.

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