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Cyber crime goes up in Telangana

Cyber crime goes up in Telangana
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Cyber crime in the Telangana State has registered a whopping 85 per cent increase over last year, according to DGP Anurag Sharma. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, the DGP said there had been considerable increase in crime against women across the state during 2014 as compared to last year.

Molestation cases increased by 26 %, rapes by 14 %, murders by 5 %

Hyderabad: Cyber crime in the Telangana State has registered a whopping 85 per cent increase over last year, according to DGP Anurag Sharma. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, the DGP said there had been considerable increase in crime against women across the state during 2014 as compared to last year. A total of 2907 cases of outraging the modesty’ of women were registered as against 2302 in 2013 which is an increase of 26 per cent; similarly there has been an increase of 14 per cent in rape cases (893 in 2014 as against 781 in 2013). Likewise, a total of 329 murder cases have been registered in 2013 as against 313 cases this year (an increase of 5 per cent).

When asked about human trafficking, Sharma said that Telangana had taken a lead in anti-human trafficking by conducting rescue operations within the state and outside and as many as 370 cases of trafficking were registered up to November 2014 and 528 victims rescued including 31 minors, 576 traffickers and 474 customers were arrested. He said even cyber crime had shown upward trend. A total of 618 cyber crime cases were registered up to November end as against 334 cases for the corresponding period last year.

DGP Anurag Sharma addressing media on Monday in Hyderabad

He said cyber crimes, including detection of Nigerian frauds are given high priority and the fraudsters were being tracked by cyber crime teams and there have been several breakthroughs in fraud cases. “Cyber Crime Wing of the CID is in touch with National Agencies like NTRO (National Technological Research Organisation), CERT-In (Computer Emergency Response Team-India), Interpol and MHA to improve monitoring and coordinating detection of cyber crimes. Cyber Lab is established in CID, Hyderabad with the objective to impart the required skills of investigation to the police.

Further a digital investigation lab is also established for online and onsite investigation of cyber crimes for speedy detection of cases. Police personnel have been trained by Cyber Wing of CID in registration and investigation of IT Act case,” DGP said. The DGP added that 49,791 cases were under investigation and 2.07 lakh cases pending trial in courts across the state. The SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities (POA) Act cases shot up from 1106 to 1171.

The Naxalite activity resulted in seven encounters wherein one extremist was killed. As many as 68 extremists including 2 SCMs, 2 DCMs, 1 commander, 1 ACs, 7 ACMs were surrendered while 18 were arrested during the year so far. Regarding Indiramma housing scam, nine cases were registered against various individuals who have fraudulently swindled the government money by drawing funds allocated to the eligible applicants under Below Poverty Line (BPL) housing schemes.

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