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Cyber crimes increasing in State: DGP


GUWAHATI, Feb 5: Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay said different forms of crimes mainly murder, robbery and crimes against women have decreased in the State during 2016.

Addressing a press conference held on Sunday, Sahay said, “Cyber and digital crimes have however increased in the State. It’s a challenge for us to deal with such crimes,” adding, “The State Police lacks trained personnel who can deal with cyber crimes.”

Sahay stated that the State Police will establish a mobile forensic lab with the help of Central and the State governments. “Nine cyber labs will be set up in the State. A proposal to set up cyber police station has also been given to the government,” he added.

The DGP also said the State government is thinking of upgrading the State Forensic Lab, and the Gauhati High Court is monitoring the process.

Sahay praised the Guwahati and South Salmara Police for rescuing the boy from Mankachar, who was recently kidpped from Hatigaon area of the city. Meanwhile, police sources said South Salmara Police has bbed Noor Mohammed who kidpped the child from Hatigaon area of the city.