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NIA-style wing to take on cyber terror under Union Home Ministry

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | RAJNISH SHARMA
Published Aug 7, 2016, 3:07 am IST
Updated Aug 7, 2016, 7:29 am IST
The agency will work under the Union home ministry and would be dedicated to cyber crime.
A highly-specialised cyber agency to keep a watch and probe such cases. (Representational Image)
 A highly-specialised cyber agency to keep a watch and probe such cases. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: The increasing use of social media by global terror groups and a sharp upward trend in cyber-related offences have prompted the government to launch a major initiative in setting up a highly-specialised cyber agency to keep a watch and probe such cases.

The agency will work under the Union home ministry and would be to cyber crime what the NIA is to probing terror-related incidents in the country, sources said. The NIA was set up in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

 

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