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December 11, 2018

Bangla again a topper in combating cybercrime

Bangla again a topper in combating cybercrime

The police in Bangla have had steady success in fighting cybercrime. This year too, the prestigious DSCI Excellence Award for Cyber Security Education, popularly known as the India Cybercop Award, has been won by officers and organisations from the State. The awards were presented at a ceremony on December 5.

A cybercrime investigator from the Cybercrime Police Station of Kolkata Police (KP) has won the award for individual excellence, the ‘India Cyber Cop of the Year’ award. Another police officer from Bangla, from the detective department of Barrackpore Police Commissionerate, was one of the three finalists.

For the ‘Excellence in Capacity Building of Law Enforcement Agencies’ award, Kolkata Police was one of the three finalists.

There is extremely tough competition for these awards, as police officers and organisations from across the country, including from the CBI and NIA, take part. The juries comprise of some of the best police officers and advocates from the country.

A range of factors are considered for giving the awards, including what impact a particular crime has had on society and the importance of the investigation for the security of the country. Also considered are whether the perpetrators have been awarded and whether the case has gone to court.

Bangla has had a good history at the DSCI Excellence Award. For the India Cyber Cop of the Year award, a KP officer was the winner in 2014 and officers from the CID (West Bengal Police) and KP were finalists in 2017 and 2013, respectively. In the category of best law enforcement agency, Kolkata Police was a finalist in 2017 and 2015. The awards were instituted in 2011.