GUWAHATI CITY

Sonowal inaugurates Cyberdome project

CM tells police to use ICT to fight against corruption and superstitions

GUWAHATI, July 7: In an attempt to strengthen Assam Police to meet the long term security challenges emanating from digital arena, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the office building of Assam Police, Cyberdome project under Moitri at a programme held at Special Branch Headquarters in Kahilipara on Saturday, a government communiqué said.

Notably, the Cyberdome Project of Assam Police is an outcome of budgetary promise of the State government to empower police forces to use information and communication technology for better service delivery, create digital repository of its available databases on crime insurgency, terrorism and related cases. The project also aimed at constant capacity building of the police personnel for better policing of the cyber space and issues affecting the general population at large.

Inaugurating the building, Chief Minister Sonowal said, “In 21st century, extensive use of science and technology has attributed to the creation of digital era. Crimes perpetrated in this digital era have also assumed digital significance. In such a situation digital empowerment of police organization will lead to better policing which will culminate into safer state”. He also said, “We all should take responsibility to augur an ambience where cyber-users can use internet to create harmony in our society”.

Commenting on Cyberdome project, Sonowal said that the project is the corollary of Smart Police Project. Once the Cyberdome project is fully implemented, Assam Police will be empowered to use cutting age technology to crack down on crime and its manifestations. The state-of-the-art building will house cyber infrastructure which can help to use internet for the betterment of humanity.

He at the same time urged upon the internet users in the state to use it to strengthen the age old amity and bonhomie existing in Assam. He moreover, hailed Assam Police for its intervention from time to time to prevent any situation snowballing into major problem. He also took into account the role of the police force and urged upon it to use ICT (Information and communication technology) to fight against different evils right from corruption to superstition.
Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia, Special DG Special Branch Pallab Bhattacharyya and a host of senior police officers were present at the programme, the government communiqué added.