586 Cyber Criminals Arrested In UP In Last Five Years, More Than Rs Four Crore Recovered
Lucknow, April 26 (TNA) On the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Home Department has prepared a major action plan to check cybercrime. Cyber help desks have been set up in all police stations and in the coming days, not only will the arrest of cybercriminals be easy, but the pending investigations will also be expedited and cybercriminals brought to justice.
There is also a proposal to establish a digital forensic lab in Lucknow and a cyber forensic lab at every zone level.
In view of the increasing cyber crimes in the last tenure, CM Yogi had directed the Home Department to take effective action. In the last five years, 18 Zonal Cyber Crime Stations were established and 414 posts have been created in these police stations.
Five years ago there were only two cyber crime police stations in Lucknow and Gautam Budh Nagar. Women Cyber Crime Cells have been established in every regional cybercrime police station under the Yogi government. In the last five years, 863 cases have been registered in 18 Zonal Cyber Crime Stations, in which 586 accused have been arrested and more than four crore rupees have been recovered from the accused.
Keeping in view the future challenges of cybercrime, all kinds of resources are being given to the police force. Training is being given to the employees at Cyber Crime Headquarters for speedy and quality disposal of pending cases. In the next years, 18 Zonal Cyber Stations will be operationalized in their administrative buildings.
Also, other necessary resources will be made available. Assistance will be taken from cyber experts for technical assistance in research, training and investigation at Cyber Crime Headquarters and a high-quality Center of Excellence will be developed at Headquarters. Apart from this, Certified Crime Prevention Specialists (CCPS) will be established in every district.