Cyber Crime Cell :    A need of the hour in Assam Dr Baharul Islam ,  LLM ( IT & Telecom Law, UK ), PhD Chairman, State Kn...
OUTLINE <ul><li>Some Statistics  </li></ul><ul><li>Provisions of the Info. Tech Act 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Examples from o...
Cases Registered under IT Act : NCRB
Persons Arrested under IT Act:  NCRB
Cases Registered under IPC :  NCRB
Persons Arrested under IPC :  NCRB
Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center, USA
Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center, USA
Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center, USA
Provisions of the Info. Tech Act 2000 <ul><li>S. 78 : a police officer  not below the rank of DSP  shall investigate </li>...
Examples from other States <ul><li>Mumbai Police : Cyber Crime Investigation Cell  ( Started in  Dec, 2000 ) </li></ul><ul...
CYBER CRIME POLICE STATION BANGALORE <ul><li>Started in  Oct ‘99  as Cell &  From Sept ‘01  – CCPS </li></ul><ul><li>Juris...
CCPS BANGALORE… Contd <ul><li>Supervised by Superintendent of Police (COD), IGP (Economic Offences), DIG (Economic Offence...
AP Cyber Crime Police Station Hyderabad <ul><li>Supported by  AP Forensic Science Laboratory , country's first state-level...
Cyber Crime Cell Ahmedabad <ul><li>Started as Cyber Crime Cell. Now being upgraded to CC PS (Mar 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>U...
Others Places <ul><li>Chennai's Cyber Crime Cell  headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police  </li></ul><ul><li>Kerala  Re...
Proposal for Assam  <ul><li>Senior Level Supervisory Body – Headed by the DGP </li></ul><ul><li>Direct supervision of an I...
Proposed Specialized Cells/Units <ul><li>To combat computer-related crimes, following  specialized Cells/Units  should be ...
Rationale <ul><li>A  Cyber Crime Cell  is now an essential not only cyber crimes but also investigate conventional crimes ...
Rationale …contd. <ul><li>Cyber crime has made a significant  impact on the criminal justice system  prevalent throughout ...
Conclusion <ul><li>The Invisible criminals are more dangerous than the visible ones </li></ul><ul><li>They use technology ...
Thank You !! <ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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Cyber Crime In Ne Conf 27 April 08

  1. 1. Cyber Crime Cell : A need of the hour in Assam Dr Baharul Islam , LLM ( IT & Telecom Law, UK ), PhD Chairman, State Knowledge Commission, Mizoram & CEO, South Asia Development Gateway
  2. 2. OUTLINE <ul><li>Some Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Provisions of the Info. Tech Act 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Examples from other States </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed set up for the State of Assam </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cases Registered under IT Act : NCRB
  4. 4. Persons Arrested under IT Act: NCRB
  5. 5. Cases Registered under IPC : NCRB
  6. 6. Persons Arrested under IPC : NCRB
  7. 7. Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center, USA
  8. 8. Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center, USA
  9. 9. Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center, USA
  10. 10. Provisions of the Info. Tech Act 2000 <ul><li>S. 78 : a police officer not below the rank of DSP shall investigate </li></ul><ul><li>S. 80 (1) ...or any other officer of the Central Government or a State Govt. authorized by the Central Govt…[ S. 80(2) ]...an officer other than a police officer shall...send the person arrested before a magistrate having jurisdiction or before the officer-in-charge of a police station. </li></ul><ul><li>S. 90(1) …The State Government may… make rules to carry out the provisions of this Act. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Examples from other States <ul><li>Mumbai Police : Cyber Crime Investigation Cell ( Started in Dec, 2000 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Headed by a Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), </li></ul><ul><li>Addl. Commissioner of Police (Crime) </li></ul><ul><li>Dy. Commissioner of Police (Preventive) </li></ul><ul><li>Addl. Commissioner of Police (Cyber Cell), C.I.D </li></ul>
  12. 12. CYBER CRIME POLICE STATION BANGALORE <ul><li>Started in Oct ‘99 as Cell & From Sept ‘01 – CCPS </li></ul><ul><li>Jurisdiction: Whole of the State of Karnataka in respect of offences committed under I T Act 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Offences relating to Intellectual Property Rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Headed by a DSP; </li></ul><ul><li>Four Police Inspectors & other supporting staff </li></ul>
  13. 13. CCPS BANGALORE… Contd <ul><li>Supervised by Superintendent of Police (COD), IGP (Economic Offences), DIG (Economic Offences), under the overall supervision and guidance of DGP. </li></ul><ul><li>One legal adviser of the rank of Deputy Director of Prosecution assists the Police Officers on legal issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Depending upon legal and technical requirement, assistance from outside experts is also taken. </li></ul>
  14. 14. AP Cyber Crime Police Station Hyderabad <ul><li>Supported by AP Forensic Science Laboratory , country's first state-level computer crime laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>Addl. S.P. heads the cyber crime police station as station house officer. </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted by DSP , Sub-inspector and others </li></ul><ul><li>Consultant is engaged to give advisory support </li></ul>
  15. 15. Cyber Crime Cell Ahmedabad <ul><li>Started as Cyber Crime Cell. Now being upgraded to CC PS (Mar 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Under Commissioner of Police. </li></ul><ul><li>Headed by a DSP </li></ul><ul><li>Senior police officers said two inspectors, four sub-inspectors, eight assistant sub-inspectors and 14 constables. </li></ul><ul><li>Budget: Rs 4.77 crore </li></ul>
  16. 16. Others Places <ul><li>Chennai's Cyber Crime Cell headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police </li></ul><ul><li>Kerala Resource Centre for Cyber Forensics – joint initiative by Centre For Development Of Advanced Computing, Govt of India, Kerala State IT Mission. </li></ul><ul><li>Pune Police Cyber Crime Investigation Lab – joint venture with NASSCOM . www.indiacyberlab.in </li></ul><ul><li>Mumbai, Bangalore and Thane also have NASSCOM assisted Cyber labs. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Proposal for Assam <ul><li>Senior Level Supervisory Body – Headed by the DGP </li></ul><ul><li>Direct supervision of an IGP </li></ul><ul><li>Headed by a DSP with necessary supporting staff </li></ul><ul><li>Legal advisor and a Panel of Experts. </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with stakeholders, industry, and institutes . </li></ul><ul><li>May act as the base center for entire Northeast </li></ul>
  18. 18. Proposed Specialized Cells/Units <ul><li>To combat computer-related crimes, following specialized Cells/Units should be created: </li></ul><ul><li>i) Cyber Crimes Research and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Unit (CCRDU); </li></ul><ul><li>(ii) Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC); </li></ul><ul><li>(iii) Cyber Forensics Laboratory; and </li></ul><ul><li>(iv) Network Monitoring Centre. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Rationale <ul><li>A Cyber Crime Cell is now an essential not only cyber crimes but also investigate conventional crimes like terrorism, drug and human trafficking. </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of Personnel Training & Upgrading </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate infrastructure for examination and analysis of digital evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber Forensic Cell : specialized unit to seize, collect and analyze digital evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Back up Team : to facilitate awareness, study and advanced research in cyber law and information security, to provide educational and training programs in cyber law, information security and cyber crime investigation on a regular basis. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Rationale …contd. <ul><li>Cyber crime has made a significant impact on the criminal justice system prevalent throughout the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all offences in the present time involve the use of computers and other electronic media at some stage </li></ul><ul><li>Criminals, realizing the effectiveness of computers and the Internet to successfully perpetrate conventional crimes, are resorting to using them as tools for committing such crimes. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Conclusion <ul><li>The Invisible criminals are more dangerous than the visible ones </li></ul><ul><li>They use technology as weapon - we must use the same to nab them </li></ul>
  22. 22. Thank You !! <ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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