New Delhi: In the latest report published by the intelligence agencies, cybercrime has witnessed a sharp 50 percent increase since demonitisation was imposed in Gujarat along with rest of the country in 2016.
The Ahmedabad Crime branch Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Deepan Bhadran has said that the proposal to recognise Cyber cell as a ‘Cyber’ Police Station is being considered and could be approved soon; as for the last three years, 60% of cyber-related incidents pertaining to digital fraud and cheating.
Since 2009, the city Cyber cell used to receive about 1,500 applications of Cyber-related incidents every year. In 2016, the counts were shot up to about 3,000—having the majority of applications coming after demonetization in November 2016, as there was a ‘flood’ of digital transactions, said an unnamed Cyber cell official. In 2017, the cell received about 4,000 complaints. However, the estimates show that only about 5% of calls made by fraudsters now result in fraud,” said Cyber cell DCP Rajdeepsinh Jhala.