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CBI Director: Cyber crime big challenge to investigation agencies

By IndianMandarins- 05 Sep 2019


New Delhi: CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla inaugurated the first two-day National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics at CBI headquarters in New Delhi to discuss mandates of CBI to investigate crimes with inter-state and international ramifications.


The CBI director said that conference was aimed at bringing together investigators, lawyers, forensic experts and academia to discuss challenges related to cyber crime and to find solutions. It is a platform to share good practices to learn from experiences of state police and Law Enforcement Agencies. He emphasized that digitisation has improved quality of citizen services and so has increased vulnerability.


Shukla emphasized upon making concerted efforts for capacity building and creation of a pool of competent investigators, digital forensic analysts, prosecutors and judicial officers who are digitally aware. Cyber crimes are posing unique challenges to law enforcement officers and they are complex and require certain skills for detection. He noted that these crimes are truly borderless and, therefore, theories of traditional jurisdiction come under challenge while investigations are in progress. There is an urgent need for law enforcement agencies to equip themselves to fight these cyber criminals effectively and expeditiously in a coordinated manner.


He highlighted the dichotomous situation where CBI is unable to fulfill its mandate in investigating interstate crimes due to absence of consent of some State governments. India stands at the cusp of a digital revolution, law enforcement officers should focus on basics that will help keep cyber crimes under check and take effective deterrent action.

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