Published On: Fri, Jul 30th, 2010

Punjabi University to help Police against Cyber-Terrorism

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The Forensic Science Department of Punjabi University, Patiala, will soon come up with a comprehensive and modified training programme for the Punjab Police that will help it in learning the latest trends in cyber-terrorism and help them solve cases involving cyber-crime.
“The Punjab Police has asked the department to help in training cops for tackling cases involving the latest technology. We will create a comprehensive programme to help them understand cyber-crime and terrorism,” Punjabi University Forensic Science Department head Mukesh Thakkar said.

The Punjab Police expressed the need for an extensive training programme during a recently held three-day workshop on the cyber and computer crime investigation for police officers in the university.

“The workshop was interesting and very useful for cops. But we need such workshops more, even more comprehensive ones, to train officers as they have to deal with cases relating various devices like mobile phones, computers and the Internet every day. Most of the cases are resolved with the help of forensic tools and, thus, it is very important for the cops to be aware of their usages,” said ADGP SK Sharma.

“We have collaborated with the Forensic Department and requested it to create a more comprehensive training programme for police officers so that they could be imparted continuous knowledge about the latest developments in the field of information technology,” said the ADGP. He added the Punjab Police and Punjabi University would collectively work in a specific area and provide excellent results to tackle hi-tech criminals. He said the combination of theoretical and practical aspect would do wonders.