Investigating agency must become digital for probing cyber crimes -Special IGP Brijesh Singh

Citizens can register complaints related to child pornography and crimes against women on helpline phone number 155260

With growing digital financial transactions, the cybercrimes are also increasing. To effectively contain these crimes it is necessary that the investigating agencies must go digital. IN this regard the Maharashtra Cyber of State Police is well prepared and Maharashtra is leading state in investigation of cybercrimes, said state Special Inspector General of Police (IGP) Brijesh Singh.

He was speaking at the workshop related to CCPWC website organized by Maharashtra Cyber for the nodal officers and employees of cyber cell in the state. This website is launched to arrest the crimes against women and children.

On this occasion SP of Maharashtra Cyber Balsingh Rajput, Sachin Pandkar, DCP Khaire and others were prominently present. The police officers and employees who performed well in the CCPWC were felicitated on this occasion.

The central government has launched the Cyber Crime Prevention against Womenand Child (CCPWC) website to register complaints of crimes against women and children coming from various websites. Training and guidance about how to receive the complaint and how to proceed with proper action was provided to the participants in this workshop.

In his address IGP Singh said that the use of digital media has increased in our daily life from ticket booking to ordering meals. Along with this cybercrimes are also increasing and as these crimes do not have geographical limitations, their resolution becomes more complicated calling for use of digital media to crack these crimes. Maharashtra Cyber has set up cyber police stations and cyber laboratories in each district. The employees handling these are given training of latest technology and are supplied with necessary software and other system to crack these crimes.

Till now only complaints related to crimes against women and children were accepted on CCPWC. But in the coming days, all complaints of cybercrimes will be received in National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (NCRP) website. This will increase the responsibility of cyber police. Required training is being provided to the police to enable them to crack the crimes committed by using latest technology, Singh said.

Referring to actions taken in regard to complaints being received on CCPWC website Mr Rajput said that the CCPWC is being launched to register complaints about child pornography and indecent info about women. Immediate action is required on these complaints and the information about these complaints is checked by the Home Ministry on daily basis. The cyber labs are ready to investigate the cybercrimes with all required material and system.

For the complaints of cybercrimes related to women and child a website has been launched. The complaints on this websites are immediately attended and action is taken on cases related to rape, gang rape, and child pornography. The complaints are sent to the concerned police stations within 24 hours for further action which these police stations take.

Citizens can register complaints related to child pornography and crimes against
women on helpline phone number 155260.

Presentations regarding the website and action on the complaints were made by ASI Shirish Bhalerao, PSI Ravikant Bhandari, Sandip Patil, Rajarshi Dushale, Constable Vivek Sawant. PSI Rupali Bobde made introductory remarks.