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Gurgaon police gears up to tackle cyber crime
Gurgaon being a hub of MNCs and BPOs has witnessed a sudden increase in its population of highly educated, tech savvy youths. So is the case with cyber crime menace reported to Gurgaon Police in the preceding years.

Need was felt to train city police officers to tackle the cyber crime cases with modern tools and techniques efficiently. Such training programs have been conducted on regular basis. On 7th Jan 2014, a day long workshop on ‘Cyber Crime Investigation’ was organized by the Gurgaon Police.

Representatives from various banks and nodal officers of all Internet Service Providers (ISPs), e-mail Service Providers (ESPs), merchants and other organizations dealing in e-commerce participated in the workshop.

In morning Alok Mittal, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon delivered the inaugural speech in which he emphasized on the need of training for Police Officers in the financial capital of Haryana and also elaborated the road map to tackle the menace of cyber crime at hand.

Thereafter the eminent speakers -Rakshit Tandon discussed about the cyber crime scenario in the country, Abhishek Kumar, Project Manager of Haryana Cyber Lab, Madhuban briefed about the techniques to be adopted while investigating cyber crime cases, Samir Datt, CEO, ForensicsGuru.com taught forensics techniques to the Police Officers and Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and expert in cyber laws briefed about various sections of Information Technology Act.2000 (amended in 2008).

More than 40 Police Officers including DCPs, ACPs and Inspectors attended the workshop.

The second session was exclusively on experience sharing and was focused on problems solving. Experts working in fraud control units of various banks i.e. HDFC, ICICI, AXIS, PNB, Amex and SBI, experts from merchants dealing with e-commerce i.e. Yatra.com, Oxigen, makemytrip.com, ibibo.com, paytm, olx.com etc. participated in this session. In addition to that representatives from rediff, yahoo, google, facebook and nodal officers of ISPs namely Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance, Tata communication, MTNL witnessed their active participation in the workshop.

It was interactive session aimed to reduce response time of intermediaries so as to enable the law enforcement agencies to curb the menace of cyber crime quickly. All the participants shared their views and experience with police officers in the open house discussion. By organizing this workshop, Gurgaon Police is confident to bridge the gap with the intermediaries and feel well equipped to handle the cyber crime complaints and cases.

In the concluding address Vivek Sharma, IPS, Jt. CP, Crime, Gurgaon thanked guests speakers and all the participants. He also requested the citizens of Gurgaon to report all cyber crime incidences because not reporting the crime always boosts the morale of cyber criminals. He also emphasized on the need to hold such workshops at regular intervals in future.

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