Over 27,000 police personnel to be trained to handle cyber crimes against women, children
New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was knowledgeable on Tuesday that the Residence Ministry will prepare 27,500 police personnel throughout the nation to sort out cyber crimes towards ladies and kids.
“Ministry of Residence Affairs is implementing Cyber Crime Prevention towards Ladies and Youngsters scheme within the interval 2017-2020 which goals to coach 27,500 police personnel throughout the nation within the subject of cyber area,” Minister of State for Residence Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir mentioned.
He additionally mentioned that the Centre had directed all of the state and union territory governments to watch carefully the scenario arising towards the backdrop of blue whale problem recreation whereby a number of situations of kids committing suicide had come to fore.
The Blue Whale Problem is reportedly a suicide recreation wherein the participant is given sure duties to finish over a interval of 50 days and the ultimate process leads her or him to commit suicide.
The problem begins by asking contributors by way of social media to attract a whale on a chunk of paper, then carve a whale determine on their physique. It’s adopted by different duties corresponding to watching horror films alone or waking up at unearthly hours.
The duties additionally contain self-harm, whereas the ultimate problem is to commit suicide. The participant can also be requested to share pictures after ending every problem.
The minister additional mentioned in a written reply that police and public order are State topics and prevention, detection, investigation of crime together with capability constructing of police personnel are primarily the accountability of states.
The minister added that coaching to legislation enforcement personnel is frequently imparted by way of varied nationwide and state police academies and institutes.
In response to a separate query, he mentioned the scheme is run from NIRBHAYA funds throughout the interval 2017-2020, which inter alia, goals at organising a web-based cyber-crime reporting platform to permit public to report complaints of cybercrime, together with baby pornography and facilitate elimination of kid pornographic content material in coordination with involved ministries.
(With PTI inputs)