Threat of ‘Cyber Terrorism’ looms large in Assam

Threat of ‘Cyber Terrorism’ looms large in Assam

GUWAHATI: To counter the growing threat of cyber crime, Assam police has set up at least nine Cyber Investigation Labs (CILs) in the state.

Assam DGP Mukesh Sahay said that, it has been decided to counter the cyber threat which was gradually increased in the state in recent time.

"These CILs will be set up in every range under Assam police and we have trained more police personnel in dealing with cyber threats and internet based policing," Mukesh Sahay said.

The Assam DGP said that, the nine CILs will be set up in Silchar, Jorhat, Diphu, Tezpur, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Guwahati and CID.

"We have already started work to set up two CILs in initial stage and next would be set up in 2017-18," Sahay said.

Apart from the CILs, Assam police also looking to set up a Mobile Forensic Lab (MFL) in Guwahati in the next financial year.

On the other hand, the Assam DGP said that, militancy activities are still running along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar border.

"Assam police and counterpart of Arunachal Pradesh and other security agencies have jointly launched counter insurgency operations against the militants along the bordering areas following the several militant attacks on security forces," the Assam DGP said.

On the other hand, the top cops said in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) cash-for-job scam that, investigation is going on and Assam police had already submitted its first charge sheet before the court.

Assam police had already arrested APSC's former Chairman Rakesh Paul, two members Samedur Rahman, Basanta Doley, assistant examination comptroller of APSC and other two persons, who involved in the multi crore rupees scam.

Meanwhile, Assam police DG Sahay appreciated the police team comprising by Guwahati city police and South Salmara police, who successfully recovered the child from the Assam-Meghalaya boder on Saturday, who was kidnapped from the Hatigaon area in Guwahati on Feb 3.

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