The Krishna Police organizes various programs within the confines of each police station involving the police personnel and the female police secretariat. The aim is to raise awareness about recent cyber crimes related to Aadhaar-enabled payment system, online loans and honey trap.
Precautions to take when sharing personal information on social networks are also discussed.
The district police have been effective in investigating cyber crimes, thanks to the specialized training programs provided to the police.
A special cyber unit has been set up at the district level to assist investigators by recruiting technically qualified personnel.
In Krishna district, 19 different types of cybercrime cases have been registered since last year and the culprits of all the cases have been arrested.
In one such case, a woman had filed a complaint with the Disha Police in Machilipatnam, claiming that a stranger had sent her transformed photos to her Instagram account from two fake accounts.
The cybercriminal also demanded money from him. Later, the Disha police, with the help of the district’s cyber wing, caught the accused.
In another case, a man met a young woman in Vatsavai mandal of Krishna district through a marriage site and tricked her into collecting all her bank details and applying for online loans of up to 12 lakh. Later, he turned off his phone.
The woman approached the Vatsavai police. A case was registered and cops gathered the accused’s information from emails and arrested him in Khammam district.
Krishna District Police won the “Skoch Award” for its “district cyber wing” project. This is a special unit set up to protect citizens against cybercrime. Its main objective is to develop knowledge, skills and competences related to cybersecurity and to raise awareness of cybercrime tools.