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Punjab police engages ex-Amazon tech-head as Chief Technology Officer

In an attempt to boost technological resources and know-how, Punjab police have appointed Dhruv Singhal as their Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Singhal is a former technology head at Amazon Internet Services.

He has been appointed to train the police force to deal with tech-savvy and data-driven criminals. The lockdown and curfew in the past two months have brought the state police face to face with criminals, especially the cross border terrorists, using highly sophisticated technology and equipment like drones to smuggle arms, phones, cash and drugs across the Indo-Pak border.

DGP Dinkar Gupta said that factors like hostile conditions at the border have increased deployment of drones to smuggle drugs and weapons into Punjab, and increased cyber frauds over the last few months made it imperative to scale up the force’s technology thrust.

Singhal served for more than 30 years in the IT industry and his last assignment was as head of technology at Amazon Internet Services, the Indian subsidiary of Amazon Web Services. Singhal graduated from IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta and specializes in application integration, databases, and big data among others.

05 Jun 2020
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Home Secretary inaugurated 6th ILO Conference- 2019 at CBI Hqrs

The Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday inaugurated the two day, 6th Interpol Liaison Officers Conference at CBI (HQ) in New Delhi. It is being organised by CBI which is the National Central Bureau (NCB) of India and represents India in the Interpol.

 

ILO conferences are being organised by the IPCU of CBI since 2003. Five Conferences have been organised so far. Around 37 Interpol Liaison Officers (ILOs), including ADGPs, IGPs, Joint CPs, Directors, Additional Directors, Joint Directors, DIGs and SPs from states, Union Territories and other law enforcement agencies are attending the conference.

 

During his address Gauba underlined that while the term “Globalization” is normally used in the context of economics – trade liberalisation and foreign investments crime has also become globalised and therefore law enforcement agencies were required to constantly update their knowledge about the functioning of the Interpol and its data-bases and how to use them effectively. He added that the digital revolution has equipped criminals to move funds across borders making it a dangerous confluence of financial globalisation.

 

He further emphasized that in the midst of the digital revolution, law enforcement agencies have realised that they cannot operate in silos. In the scenario of seamless internet and easy mobility, there is an urgent need for real time sharing of information and greater mutual coordination amongst law enforcement agencies, in order to optimize their responses.

 

Gauba also observed that during its 53 years as the designated National Central Bureau of India, the CBI being the window of Interpol to Indian agencies has acquired considerable domain expertise in use of Interpol tools and database.

 

CBI being the National Central Bureau-India (International Police Cooperation Unit) is coordinating with Indian law enforcement agencies and assisting them in matters of International Police Cooperation. For coordinating with state law enforcement agencies, Interpol Liaison Officers (ILOs) have been designated as contact points.

 

The two day Interpol Liaison Officers Conference will discuss extradition; Interpol's Operational Databases-Data management and search tools and Interpol Notices System including RPD/Red Notice.

 

CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla said that the aim of the conference is to familiarise and update Interpol Liaison Officers about the functioning and capabilities of the Interpol and a platform to share experiences.

20 Jun 2019
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Punjab police engages ex-Amazon tech-head as Chief Technology Officer

By IndianMandarins 05 Jun 2020

In an attempt to boost technological resources and know-how, Punjab police have appointed Dhruv Singhal as their Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Singhal is a former technology head at Amazon Internet Services.

He has been appointed to train the police force to deal with tech-savvy and data-driven criminals. The lockdown and curfew in the past two months have brought the state police face to face with criminals, especially the cross border terrorists, using highly sophisticated technology and equipment like drones to smuggle arms, phones, cash and drugs across the Indo-Pak border.

DGP Dinkar Gupta said that factors like hostile conditions at the border have increased deployment of drones to smuggle drugs and weapons into Punjab, and increased cyber frauds over the last few months made it imperative to scale up the force’s technology thrust.

Singhal served for more than 30 years in the IT industry and his last assignment was as head of technology at Amazon Internet Services, the Indian subsidiary of Amazon Web Services. Singhal graduated from IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta and specializes in application integration, databases, and big data among others.

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Home Secretary inaugurated 6th ILO Conference- 2019 at CBI Hqrs

By IndianMandarins 20 Jun 2019

The Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Thursday inaugurated the two day, 6th Interpol Liaison Officers Conference at CBI (HQ) in New Delhi. It is being organised by CBI which is the National Central Bureau (NCB) of India and represents India in the Interpol.

 

ILO conferences are being organised by the IPCU of CBI since 2003. Five Conferences have been organised so far. Around 37 Interpol Liaison Officers (ILOs), including ADGPs, IGPs, Joint CPs, Directors, Additional Directors, Joint Directors, DIGs and SPs from states, Union Territories and other law enforcement agencies are attending the conference.

 

During his address Gauba underlined that while the term “Globalization” is normally used in the context of economics – trade liberalisation and foreign investments crime has also become globalised and therefore law enforcement agencies were required to constantly update their knowledge about the functioning of the Interpol and its data-bases and how to use them effectively. He added that the digital revolution has equipped criminals to move funds across borders making it a dangerous confluence of financial globalisation.

 

He further emphasized that in the midst of the digital revolution, law enforcement agencies have realised that they cannot operate in silos. In the scenario of seamless internet and easy mobility, there is an urgent need for real time sharing of information and greater mutual coordination amongst law enforcement agencies, in order to optimize their responses.

 

Gauba also observed that during its 53 years as the designated National Central Bureau of India, the CBI being the window of Interpol to Indian agencies has acquired considerable domain expertise in use of Interpol tools and database.

 

CBI being the National Central Bureau-India (International Police Cooperation Unit) is coordinating with Indian law enforcement agencies and assisting them in matters of International Police Cooperation. For coordinating with state law enforcement agencies, Interpol Liaison Officers (ILOs) have been designated as contact points.

 

The two day Interpol Liaison Officers Conference will discuss extradition; Interpol's Operational Databases-Data management and search tools and Interpol Notices System including RPD/Red Notice.

 

CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla said that the aim of the conference is to familiarise and update Interpol Liaison Officers about the functioning and capabilities of the Interpol and a platform to share experiences.

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