Cyber Cell to be strengthened with engineering graduates

The State government has planned to recruit engineering graduates as Cyber Sub-Inspectors (technical cadre) to investigate increasing cyber crimes, revealed N S Megharik, ADGP, Crime and Technical, Commissioner of Road and Traffic Safety.

Megharik was in the city to inaugurate the National Road Safety Week, organised by the Mysore City Police, on Wednesday. Speaking to Deccan Herald, he said, day by day, the number of cyber crimes are increasing and it’s of great concern.

The government felt the need to speed-up the operations and has taken steps to tackle cyber crimes.

A majority of the cases are online frauds, credit card misuse, online banking frauds and e-mail threats. “However, we are not concentrating much on cyber crimes registered in regard to social networking. Local police will investigate them,” he added.
Cyber crimes pose a threat to national security and engineering graduates, who are well-versed in cyber knowledge would carry out the task.

The government has also planned to setup a full-fledged cyber crime branch at all six police ranges in the state. There is also a proposal to open a Cyber Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in Bangalore, he said.

CID courts

The Police department has written a letter to the High Court to setup CID courts in existing court complexes in all districts. The High Court has approved one such court in Bangalore. Soon they will be extended to other districts,” stated Megharik. As per demand, Additional District Session Court and Metropolitan Session Court will be setup.

Highway patrolling

Most of the National and State highways pass through villages. Due to the presence of pedestrians and livestock across highways, they are considered as ‘black spots’, with an increase in the number of accidents.

“After conducting a thorough study by engineers and roads experts, about such road stretches, the Police department has planned to increase patrolling. This will not only avoid mishaps, but also save many lives,” said the ADGP. He added, 30 vehicles will be deployed on critical roads.

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