Three more cyber police stations in the offing


Bhubaneswar: In an effort to substantially increase its capabilities to deal with cyber crime, the Odisha police will set up three more cyber police stations in coming months, said director general of police (DGP) RP Sharma on Tuesday.

Inaugurating a training workshop on cyber crime today at Bhubaneswar, Sharma said new cyber police stations will be opened at Jeypore, Balasore and Bhubaneswar. He said the state police will also substantially increase the number of trained officers and infrastructure to deal with cyber crimes.

At present, there are four cyber police stations in the state at Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela and Sambalpur.

The two days training programme for the officers of state police was organised by CID-Crime Branch. A total of 70 officers from the rank of SP to S.I from all over the state attended the programme.

Cyber expert Ishan Sinha from Delhi trained the officers in various new techniques of cyber crime investigation. The topics at the training workshop included social media monitoring, suspect tracking, cyber overt/covert operations, anonymity and breaking anonymity, identification of malware signature.

The participants were also trained in forensics and counter intelligence, Darknet and Counter Darknet, terrorism, encryption and tracking, counter espionage, investigation and data analysis.

While addressing the participants CID-Crime Branch ADGP Santosh Upadhayay said, “Cyber crime is one of the most emerging field and we have to upgrade the skills of our officers to improve investigation skills for detection and prevention of cyber crimes.”

Arun Bothra, IG, CID-Crime, Ghanshyam Upadhyay, IGP Intelligence, Himanshu Lal, DIG, STF, CID CB, Rajesh Pandit, SP CID CB and Satyajit Nayak, SP, STF also attended the programme.

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