In Haryana, speedy action has been taken on the complaints registered regarding cybercrime cases. According to the released data, till August this year, around 37,000 complaints related to cybercrime were registered. Of these, 15,000 have been settled.
Officials gave this information on Thursday. In Panchkula, in charge of 29 cyber police stations and all district nodal officers of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) for cybercrime met. It was presided over by the state’s Additional DGP (Crime) and OP Singh, the state nodal officer appointed for cybercrime.
During the meeting, the officials informed that till August this year 36,996 complaints related to cybercrime had been received at helpline number 1930, cyber crime portal, 309 cyber desks, and 29 cyber police stations in the state. According to information received from officials, more than 20,000 of these are under the process of investigation, while about 15,057 cases have been disposed of.
According to a statement, cyber police stations at Panipat and Sonepat of the state crime branch were among the top three units in the disposal of the maximum percentage of complaints. OP Singh said that the top three districts that completed the investigation included Karnal, Sirsa, and Bhiwani. He mentioned the investigation of 88 such cases out of 100 in which the fraud amount was more than Rs 5 lakh. OP Singh also appreciated the investigating officers of eight such cases for successfully solving these cases and also arrested 58 fraudsters.
The ADGP asked the officers present to make maximum use of the Cyber Safe Portal operated by the Union Home Ministry. Also said that the phone numbers that are being misused for committing cyber crimes should also be uploaded so that they can be ‘blocked’. The officials will also be able to get information about the data of transactions done through these numbers.
By the month of August 2022, 8,516 such numbers had been uploaded on this portal. Gurugram, Faridabad, and Rewari are among the top three districts that uploaded the maximum number of phone numbers involved in cybercrime.