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Nagaland police gets cyber crime prevention unit

By EMN Updated: Aug 15, 2019 10:26 pm
Yanthungo Patton

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Aug. 15: Deputy Chief Minister Yanthungo Patton on Thursday inaugurated the Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children (CCPWC) lab and training centre —a first of its kind in the state—at the Police Complex in Chümoukedima.

In his address, Patton said that due to increase in use of technology, most crimes these days are committed through phones, computers, communication networks etc.

“It has resulted in varied crimes being committed in cyber domains, and cyber crime has emerged as a major challenge for the law enforcement agencies but I hope this CCPWC will strive to ensure that cyber crime investigation is not only confined to few specialists but to make it a must for officers who will be the first responders to the victims,” said Patton.

The deputy chief minister said that cyber crime poses a great challenge to traditional policing, hence encouraged the police officials to sharpen their skills and tackle the threats. “We need to build public trust in the digital world and for that we need to have zero tolerance towards cyber crimes,” asserted Patton.

He expressed optimism that with the opening of the CCPWC, police personnel will be trained in specific topics and courses related to cyber crime, especially crime committed towards women and children, as they are the most vulnerable sections of the society.

“It is imperative for CCPWC to impart training on all social media crimes, financial frauds, criminal intimidation through the use of cyber technologies, circulation of obscene materials, lottery scams etc.,” he said.

Patton urged the officials to spread awareness about ways to prevent cyber crimes as victims fall prey mostly due to ignorance. “Awareness must be done in a sustainable manner in all forms, especially in print and social media,” urged Patton.

Renchamo P Kikon, ADGP (L&O), informed that the new lab will enhance the capabilities of the state police in combating cyber crimes related to women and children. “We will not only bring the perpetrators to book but will also be a medium to impart awareness during training,” said Kikon.

He said that the department was contemplating whether the state should have a cyber dome.

Patton cautions on encroachers

The deputy chief minister expressed serious concern over the alleged encroachment of land inside the Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre (NAPTC), Police Complex, Chümoukedima. He warned that the government would not tolerate such crime and directed the department to submit a status report along with a map of the complex to enable the government to take necessary action. According to him, the encroachers were employees of the Police department.

By EMN Updated: Aug 15, 2019 10:26:20 pm