New Delhi, NFAPost: The Information and Technology and e-Governance department has prepared a proposal to set up cyber forensic laboratories in at least six of the 24 districts in Jharkhand which will be used to tackle cybercrimes and track down the culprit of crimes against women committed with the use of cyberspace.
These labs will also be used to conduct forensic tests on various electronic gadgets (mobile phones and computers) confiscated by the police from the scene of crime and help the law enforcement agency solve criminal cases.
One of the six districts to get these labs is Jamtara, disapprobation over the years for being the hub of cybercrimes committed across the country, officials said in a statement.
According to a source from the department, the labs will come up at Deoghar, Jamshedpur, Jamtara, Palamu, Giridih and Dhanbad. The department will also sign an MoU with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), an organisation involved in research and development works in the field of information technology.
“We are working towards setting up cyber forensic labs in the state. The work is in progress at different levels for its implementation in different districts,” said Secretary department of IT and e-governance, KN Jha.
Several cybercriminals involved in deceiving people living in metro cities have been traced down to Jharkhand in the past years, said the police. Besides Jamtara, on which a Netflix series has been made, Dhanbad, Giridih, Deoghar and other districts close to the Santhal Pargana region have become a den for cyber frauds, police say.
“Most cyber frauds use phishing to dupe people. The devices they use can lead to other links in their racket and help nab other such criminals,” said a police official from the cyber cell of Jharkhand Police.