Hyderabad: With the city becoming increasingly digitised, cyber crimes too have proliferated. According to CCS records, about 14,000 cases have been booked till November end. A mere 23 of these cases have been solved and four of the accused arrested.
Speaking to the media, joint commissioner of police (detective department) Avinash Mohanty said: “A substantial number of cyber crime cases has been registered. I don’t think the number will come down in the next few years. These crimes will continue proliferating till penetration of digital technology gets stabilised.”
Investigators need expertise and skill to crack these frauds. Some of them require considerable effort and time. “We are maintaining a database of phone numbers and bank accounts through which frauds have been committed. We are sharing the same with a lot of agencies. This is helping us keeping tabs on new cases,” Mr Mohanty stated.
People, especially youth, are being educated to spread awareness among them against cyber crimes. As long as penetration of internet continues, cyber crimes will keep going up, Mr Mohanty said.
Hyderabad city police commissioner Anjani Kumar said, “Since the last three years, the world is moving from analogue to digital technology. Security features are also improving.”
“Our strategy in the coming year is to establish a separate cyber crime wing in major police stations, so that simple cyber crime cases could be detected and resolved at the police station itself. For the purpose, we are training our staff in dealing with cases of cyber crimes,” he told mediapersons....