In Vizag city the cyber-crime police station and cyber forensic laboratory will be a reality within two months. The suitable land project the both would be established on a temporary basis at Vuda Complex near Siripuram as the cops are yet to get. The cyber-crime police station and cyber forensic laboratory were sanctioned to Vizag around two years ago, it was delayed for various reasons, including fund crunch.
The AP police have been depending on the cyber forensic laboratory located in Hyderabad as there is no laboratory to detect virtual frauds in the state. The Internet and social media becoming a way of life, The number of cyber-crimes has been increasing steadily in Vizag, Vijayawada and few others parts of the state over the years, said by a senior police officer. 1,051 crimes in 2017 from 718 crimes in 2016 years the cyber-crimes increased in the state, a rise of over 46 per cent.
In the state beside the crimes for financial gain, the motives also include cheating, insulting the modesty of women, sexual exploitation and personal revenge. There are also a few cyber-crimes related to political motives to tarnish the image of opponents or rivals hindering their activities and growth.
“In Vizag there is over 900 cyber cases are still under investigation which has emerged as the capital of cyber-crimes in the state”, – said by a senior police officer.
At VUDA Complex the cyber-crime police station and cyber forensic lab have begun. The project will take off by March, 2018. Said by Cyber Crimes Inspector, V Gopinath. For the project the cops are request the technical help of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) at Thiruvananthapuram.
Mr Gopinath said that, if the lab is set up the investigation can be done here and that will give us enough leads and time to delve further into the case. Once it commences, the strength will be there with three inspectors, six sub-inspectors, about 20 constables and a few assistant sub-inspectors.