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Alarming rise in cybercrimes across J&K       

As per the credible data available with The Dispatch, the newly created Union Territory reported 357 cases of cybercrimes in last five years.         

Jammu: With 120 cases in 2020, the Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed a massive surge in cybercrime across Jammu and Kashmir in last five years.

As per the credible data available with The Dispatch, the newly created Union Territory reported 357 cases of cybercrimes in last five years.

“120 cases of cybercrime reported in 2020 which is almost double than 73 cases reported in previous year 2019,” the data reveals.

“There were only 28 cases in 2016 which rose to 63 in 2017 and 73 reported in 2018,” the data reads.

With the enhanced use of cyber space, the number of cyber crimes is also increasing. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) compiles and publishes statistical data on crimes in its publication “Crime in India”.

The latest published report is for the year 2020. As per the data published by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the details of cases.

States/UTs are primarily responsible for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of crimes including cyber crime through their Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs).

The LEAs take legal action as per provisions of law against the offenders. To strengthen the mechanism to deal with cyber crimes, the Central Government has taken steps which inter-alia include, spreading awareness about cyber crimes; issuance of alerts/advisories; capacity building/training of law enforcement personnel/ public prosecutors/ judicial officers; improving cyber forensic facilities, setting up of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) to provide a framework and eco-system for LEAs to deal with the cyber crimes in a comprehensive and coordinated manner; etc.

The Government has launched the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (www.cybercrime.gov.in), to enable public to report incidents pertaining to all types of cyber crimes, with a special focus on cyber crimes against women and children.

Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting and Management System has been launched for immediate reporting of financial frauds and to stop siphoning off funds by the fraudsters.

A toll-free number 155260 has been operationalised to get assistance in lodging online cyber complaints.

 

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