HM Amit Shah highlights the use of I4C in aiding law enforcement agencies, aiding in sexual offence investigations

The NDSO has an online facility exclusively for the law enforcement agencies and they have access to the Inter-operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS)

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HM Amit Shah

New Delhi, March 29

Home Minister Amit Shah applauded the working of the cyber security infrastructure and functioning of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) stating that it is helping the law-enforcement agencies in their investigations and solving crimes.

The National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO), a searchable registry was launched on September 20, 2018. The NDSO carries details of over 13 lakh sexual offenders,

The NDSO has an online facility exclusively for the law enforcement agencies and they have access to the Inter-operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS). 

Shah said NDSO is a searchable registry of over 13 lakh individuals involved in sexual offences, like rape, molestation, stalking, child abuse, etc. “It includes the names, addresses, photographs and fingerprint details of the offenders. It helps in identification and verification of sexual offenders to prevent further crimes,” he said. 

The I4C, which was launched by Shah on January 10, 2020, to deal with cyber crime in a coordinated and comprehensive manner, has seven platforms for different purposes. 

HM Shah said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi government has created a robust system to handle cyber crimes where people can lodge online complaints that lead to registration of FIRs and prompt action. More than 20 lakh cyber-crime complaints have been registered on the national cyber-crime reporting portal so far on the basis of which 40,000 FIRs have been registered. In addition to that, more than 13 crore hits have been registered on this portal since its launch in January 2020,” said Shah.

He added, “The Modi government has adopted a strategy to promote ‘coordination- exchange -sharing’ in information and data as soon as it took over. These include, real time reporting of cyber crimes, forensic laboratory network, capacity building, research and development, ensuring cyber hygiene of cyber space and special focus and efforts were undertaken on topics such as cyber awareness. Due to the increased vigil, about 500 mobile apps were identified & banned by law enforcement agencies". 

Shah said in view of the increasing cyber financial frauds, the ‘1930’ helpline number has been launched and this platform covers over 250 banks and financial intermediaries. The quick reporting system and action of the task force has resulted in recovery of over Rs 235 crore embezzled by cyber criminals from over 1.33 lakh people so far.

Shah said 99.9 per cent of police stations (total of 16,597) in the country are registering 100 per cent FIRs directly on Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems and the national database so far contains 28.98 crore police records.

He stated that on CCTNS, more than 12.82 crore service requests have been received from citizens, out of which 12.35 crore requests have been disposed of.

Shah stated that I4C is organizing Cyber Jagrukta Diwas every Wednesday of the month and I4C is reaching out to all states and UTs to play pivotal role and promote cyber hygiene. 20 lakhs cybercrime complaints have been registered 

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