GUWAHATI, June 2: Concerned over the increasing incidents of cyber crime, the Assam Police will launch Cyberdome, a high-tech centre for cyber security and innovation by the end of this month to effectively tackle such crime.
As part of the Cyberdome project, the Assam Police has purchased a software after consultation with cyber experts and provided it in every district. This software will help in monitoring social media and curb cyber crime in every district. The Special Branch has trained a police officer from each district, and they will work as master trainers for cyber crime vigilance.
Interacting with media persons during “Face to Face” function held here on Saturday, Additional DGP (Special Branch) Pallab Bhattacharya said launching of Cyberdome will be a big boost for the Assam Police officials to effectively tackle cyber crime. He said the Assam Police is now giving maximum thrust on community policing.
On the other hand, Bhattacharya said the Assam Police is ready to tackle any possible eventuality that might arise after publication of the complete draft NRC on June 30. He said a vested interest group is active to derail the ongoing NRC update process.
“But we have identified such group, and actions will be taken against them. We are also closely monitoring some misleading campaign about NRC being carried out on social networking sites,” Bhattacharya said, adding that the Assam Police will seek more additional companies of paramilitary forces from the Centre to effectively tackle the post-June 30 (draft NRC publication) situation.
He also said special Assam Police teams will visit sensitive areas in the State to generate proper awareness about the NRC.
On the issuing of missing of Rebati Phukan, a prominent mediator between the Centre and the Paresh Barua faction of ULFA, Bhattacharya said the Assam Police will now follow all instructions issued by the Supreme Court in this case. He said the Assam Police has already constituted a Special Investigation Team to probe Phukan’s missing.