Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Jun 27:
Taking note of the alarming rise in cyber crimes in Odisha, a state level one-day special workshop on ‘Cyber Crime Investigation and Forensic Science’ began at the conference hall of the state Crime Branch headquarters here today.
The workshop was inaugurated by the director general of police (DGP) Sanjeev Marik.
The workshop is being attended by 60 police officers from 30 districts who would be trained by cyber experts with advanced scientific methods to effectively deal with crime.
The officers would be trained on the types of cyber crimes, registration of FIRs, method of collection of digital evidence, forensic imaging and packaging of digital evidence.
The first session of the workshop would deal with the types of cyber crime, punishment under IT Act, FIR registration, digital evidence collection, forensic imaging and packaging of digital evidence.
The second session would deliberate on Facebook related crimes and fraudulent online financial transactions relating to ATM, credit card and lottery.
The workshop would also give special emphasis on raising awareness among the people on cyber crime.
Talking to the media, Crime Branch ADG BK Sharma said the Odisha Police has submitted a proposal to set up a cyber division in the State Forensic Laboratory.
“For any report relating to cyber crime, we are depending on the cyber lab in West Bengal. Since there is delay in getting the report, the State Police has proposed to the state government setting up of a cyber division at the State Forensic Laboratory,” he said.