India’s cybercrime portal receives 33,152 complaints in 5 months
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Feb. 5 (EMN): India’s cybercrime reporting portal has received a whopping 33,152 complaints in just five months and 790 FIRs have been registered by the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs).
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the details of cybercrime cases reported on its website was revealed by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to a question regarding cybercrime during the budget session in Rajya Sabha, on Wednesday.
The complaints were made on the national cybercrime reporting portal between August 30, 2019, when it was operationalised by MHA, and January 30, 2020.
Reddy also informed that MHA has rolled out a scheme ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)’ to combat cybercrime in the country, in a coordinated and effective manner. The scheme has seven components such as National cybercrime threat analytics unit, national cybercrime reporting portal, platform for joint cybercrime investigation team, national cybercrime forensic laboratory ecosystem, national cybercrime training centre, national cybercrime ecosystem management unit, and national cybercrime research and innovation centre.
The minister added that a total of 21 states and Union Territories, including north-eastern states of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura have agreed to set up regional cybercrime coordination centres.
National cybercrime reporting portal is an initiative of Government of India to facilitate victims to report cybercrime complaints online; and it caters to cases pertaining to cybercrimes only, with special focus on offence against women and children. The complaints are dealt with by the LEAs of the concerned state and Union Territory as per provisions of the law.