Rajnath Singh addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 24th All-India Forensic Science Conference, in Ahmedabad on February 10, 2018
The Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh said today that the Government has decided to start a Cyber Crime Reporting Portal to report Cyber Crimes Against Women.
“We will also establish a dedicated Cyber Crime Laboratory to stop Crimes Against Women and Children,” he added. Rajnath Singh was addressing a gathering after inaugurating the 24th All-India Forensic Science Conference in Ahmedabad today.
The Union Home Minister said there is a need to increase our cyber forensic capabilities in modern times. He said cyberspace has added new dimension and new complications. Traditional policing is not adequate to control crime in the cyberspace, he added.
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“Forensic science can be extremely useful in cyberspace. Our cyber forensic experts played an important role in preventing radicalisation of our youth. I laud the efforts of our cyber experts in counter-radicalisation. There have been incidents when morphed pictures are used to create confusion and tension,” said Rajnath Singh.
He said many countries have successfully utilised Forensic DNA Database in their fight against crime. We are also working towards a Forensic DNA Database, he added. The Union Home Minister said the Centre is preparing a huge infrastructure for Crime Control.
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“We have come up with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems. By connecting this centralised database with courts and forensic labs we will create an Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System,” said Rajnath Singh.
The Union Home Minister called upon the universities to come up with uniform syllabus on forensics and work towards quality education.
“Detection is the biggest deterrent for crime control. The forensic experts can play a major role in detection, investigation and criminal identification of criminals. Forensics can bring a qualitative change in investigations,” he added.
On the occasion, the Union Home Minister released a souvenir and gave away certificates to forensic experts.
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