Tuesday 11 December 2012

Modernisation Of Police Force Needed In India

Police force of India is presently struggling to deal with modern day crimes. For instance, cyber crimes in India are increasing at an alarming rate while their punishment is not very satisfactory. A major reason for this poor performance of Indian police force is lack of effective and sufficient techno legal trainings for police force of India.

Further, Cyber Crimes Investigation Capabilities in India also need to be strengthened. We must stress upon techno legal skills development in India of police force. To update their skills and expertise on a continuous basis, police force of India must also enroll for continuing lifelong learning in India.

Many ambitious projects in India like Crime And Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) Project Of India, National Intelligence Grid (Natgrid) Project Of India, National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) Of India, Central Monitoring System (CMS) Project of India, etc require techno legal expertise. Law enforcement agencies of India must be aware of both technical as well as legal requirements in order to derive maximum benefits out of these projects.

India cannot afford to adopt this lax strategy at this crucial period of time when cyber crimes and cyber attacks, terrorism and cyber terrorism, cyber warfare, cyber espionage, organised crimes, trans border crimes, white collar crimes, etc are plaguing India.

With the active use of technology, these crimes have further been made difficult to trace as well as to be prosecuted. For instance, it took Computer Emergency Response Team-India (CERT-In) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) four months to ascertain the IP address of the attackers who defaced CBI’s website.

At times even IP address tracking methods and techniques for e-mails becomes an impossible task in India. Further, we must also keep in mind that IP address should not be the sole criteria for arrest and conviction. Further, IP address spoofing and its defenses must also be kept in mind. Further, hidden Internet in India and world wide is also a breeding ground for cyber crimes and cyber criminals. In order to effectively tackle cyber crimes in India, Cyber Forensic Investigation Solutions in India also need to be developed.

See Cyber Crimes Investigation Centre Of India For More.