A good proposal fulfill soon through setting up a cyber-crime police station and a cyber-forensic laboratory in Visakhapatnam. Regarding to highers, the services will run from the VUDA Complex near Siripuram on a temporary basis the higher are did not selected suitable land for the projects, even so the works for it has already started. If everything will be good, the lab will be opened shortly.
Regarding to V Gopinath cybercrime inspector, the lab will be arranged with advanced tools which will be provided by the Andhra Pradesh CID.
At present, the special cell in the II-Town Police station handling with the cybercrime cases is not sufficient, given the number of cases. The available equipment is not capable of look out for difficult cases.
The proposed laboratory and cybercrime police station will take support from the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Thiruvananthapuram,” he expressed. The lab equipped with USCD and a few other sophisticated equipment, advanced mobile forensic tools and the works are likely to be finished by the end of March, he expressed.
The government has given permission for setting up of the cybercrime PS in 2015 and issued a GO. But the proposal was delayed due to many reasons.
Last year many cyber cases around 576 cases were registered from the city limits when compared to the 442 in 2016. More than 900 cases have been pending since 2011, “The lab will come in handy not only for Vizag but for the entire state. Once the lab is equipped with tools the investigation can be conducted at the lab, providing us enough leads in time to receptacle and search for something into the cases further,” One of the higher expressed.