GUWAHATI: The senior police officers of the North Eastern (NE) States on Friday held a high-level meeting here under the banner of Regional Cyber Crime Co-Ordination Committee (R4C) to discuss ways and strategies to tackle the growing cybercrimes.
Speaking at the meeting, State Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said cyber policing has become very crucial now to save cyber space from antisocial elements. He thanked the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for holding such an important meeting in Guwahati.
Mahanta stressed the need for close coordination of various laws-enforcing agencies to effectively tackle cybercrimes.
Additional DGP (CID) AYK Krishna said various police stations across Assam are currently investigating 3,800 cybercrimes cases. He said with the help of the Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting and Management System the Assam Police recently prevented fraudulent withdrawal of money to the tune of Rs 50 lakh.
Twenty-four Northeast police officials who attended the meeting emphasized cybercrime investigation, digital proof collection and preservation. Officials from the Reserve Bank of India, other banks and telecom also attended the meeting.