Open House with Top Cyber Crime Investigators: Cases, experiences, procedures, doubts, enquiries & dialogue
Shri Sandeep Mittal, I.P.S., Deputy Inspector General of Police was invited to Chair the ‘Open House with Top Cyber Crime Investigator’ during the NASSCOM-DSCI 10th Annual Information Security Summit held at JW Marriot, New Delhi from 16th to 17th December, 2015., the other panelists included Mr. M.D. Sharath, DSP, Cybercrimes Division, Karnataka Police, Mr Neeraj Aarora, Advocate, Supreme Court, Mr. Atul Gupta, Partner, Risk Advisory and Cyber Security, KPMG.
The session was conducted successfully and the following resolutions were passed:
- CERT-In to initiate action to expedite the process of notifying the Examiner of Electronic Evidence as per section 79(A) of Information Technology Act 2008.
- DSCI to initiate action for collaboration between Private Sector and Government Organizations in Cyber Forensics.
On the occasion of Sadbhawana Diwas which is observed on August 20, Sh Sandeep Mittal Deputy Inspector General of Police (Admin) administered oath to the officials and employees of NICFS for working towards unity and harmony.
By S. Durairaj TUTICORIN. March 4
Raja. the five-year old sniffer dog, is brought to the scene of crime – a cold blooded murder – shortly after the wailing relatives and a close friend of the deceased rush to the nearby police station to formally lodge a complaint. Having scented a piece of cloth left b% the accused. Raja commences his hunt. Running to some distance. the German Shepherd locates the hideout of the accused and approaches him with a menacing look. The lungi-clad accused has no other alternative than to meekly- surrender even as Raja holds his hand between the jaws.
Meanwhile, the police swing into action. The finger print experts and scientific assistants descend tin the scene. All possible clues including the change finger-prints, sunken foot prints etc. are collected even as the inquest is conducted by the enquiry officer in the presence of two witnesses.
The “scene of crime”: a makeshift structure at the Vallanadu police shooting range and training centre, a bum 40 km from the port town. The occasion: monthly mobilisation programme for police officers and men belonging to the Tuticorin (Rural) sub-division.
Any onlooker would have mistaken it for a real scene of crime, if he had not been informed in advance about the enactment of the ease only as a simulation exercise fur the investigation of the crime related to a murder for gain.
The chain of steps involved from receipt of complaint at the police station to arrest of the accused was clearly illustrated and explained through a lecture-cum-demonstration by team of police officers and men from the Tuticorin (Rural) sub-division.
In the end, all the 50 trainees raised questions which were satisfactorily answered by senior officers. Both the officers and men were excited as they attended this kind of simulation exercise for the first time in their service. Mr. Sandeep slittal. Assistant Superintendent of of Police (ASP) who supervised the programme, said.
Mr. Mittal said that the monthly mobilisation at sub-divisional level was an innovative scheme, the first of its kind in the State as a whole introduced by the Superintendent of Police. Mr. Rajesh Das. on the limp of the training given in the National Police Academy. All the seven police sub-divisions in the district- Tuticorin frown), Tuticorin (rural), Maniyachi. V; lathi Warn. Srivaikuntam. Kovilapatti and Tiruchendure- will mobilise the entire force in the respective sub-division every month and impart practical training to nearly 1800 men and officers,
Going by the dictum. ”seeing is believing”, the police personnel are given training on a wide range of subjects. For instance. the variety of subjects offered by the Tutictirin (rural) sub-division in its first monthly mobilisori,in included practice of important yogasanas such as Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Sarvangasana. Mayurasana. Dhanurasana and Shavasana, which were useful to the police. case study of law and order problems in the communally sensitive district. contingency plan to tackle law and order and communal problems and interaction with a team of medical personnel on stress management in police force.
Indoor classes on different topics were conducted b‘ the police officers including the SP and ASP Apart from the maintenance of station records, practical tips related to court work and procedures. escorting prisoners, human rights of the accused and investigation of crimes such as murder and dacoity were provided to the police personnel during the indoor training.
Close on the heels of the indoor and nutdoor training, all the 511 police personnel conducted a prohibition raid at a village on the Tuticorin-Tirunelveli border. ‘Teams were also formed to execute non-bailable warrants.
DINDIGUL: Top priority will be given for maintaining cordial relationship between police and the public, said Sandeep Mittal, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Dindigul Range.
Talking to press persons after assuming charge here on Monday, he said the prime duty of the police was to serve the public.
Their happiness is our motto. “People and the police officials may contact me at any time. Secrecy regarding the information passed by them will be maintained at all times. Equal importance will be given for maintaining law and order in the district,” he added. “We pay attention to positive policing.”
Reacting to Naxalite problems on Kodaikanal hill, he said there were no Naxal activities in Kodaikanal and Periakulam. “If there were such activities, immediate action will be taken to suppress them.”
Similarly, rowdyism and women harassment would be viewed seriously. Stern action would be initiated against such activities.
Warning on wrong information
In case of emergency, police officials and people may pass information. If the information were right, action would be taken.
Action to be initiated
If it were wrong, action would be initiated against persons giving wrong information, he added.
Mr. Mittal joined IPS in 1995 and served as Superintendent of Police for Kanniyakumari and Karur districts.
He also served as chief security officer for Tihar Jail and Director for National Narcotics Intelligence Bureau, New Delhi.
He had completed a two-month training on extremists’ prevention techniques in the US. Mr. Sandeep served as Deputy Inspector General of Police for Armed Reserve Police, Tiruchi.
Former DIG (Dindigul Range) Amaresh Pujari has been promoted and posted as Inspector General of Police, Training, Chennai.
Sandeep Mittal, a 1995-batch IPS officer, assumed office as the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Ramanathapuram Range) here on Monday.
He has replaced A. Amalraj, who has been transferred to Tiruchi Range. Mr. Mittal had earlier served as DIG of Police (Dindigul Range) and in the Narcotics Control Bureau, New Delhi.
After taking charge, he told reporters that his priority would be to maintain law and order in Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga districts.
He would concentrate more on addressing the grievances of people. They could meet him anytime to air their grievances.
The petitions would be promptly forwarded to the officials. He said he would follow the action taken by the officials concerned.
Mr. Mittal said since Ramanathapuram was a coastal district and it had a close proximity to Sri Lanka a number of steps had to be taken to monitor movements along the coast. Coastal monitoring system would be strengthened.
Steps would be taken to improve the road safety awareness level among people and reduce the number of road accidents.
Steps to be taken to improve road safety awareness level among people: DIG
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Sandeep Mittal, on Tuesday presented cash awards and commendation certificates to the police personnel appreciating their timely contribution to detect cases and seizure of banned substance in Ramanathapuram district.
Lakshmi Kanthan, Sub Inspector, Rameswaram town and K. Ulaganathan, Head Constable were rewarded for detecting around 50 kg of ganja, which was smuggled by a car from Tiruchi. Besides seizing this, the policemen also arrested five smugglers including one Sri Lankan national when the police team stopped the car at Thangatchimadam for check a few days ago.
T. Thillai Raja and S. Soosai Manickam, constables attached to the Special Branch, were honoured by the DIG for the seizure of ganja at Valinokkam.
Similarly, N. Sellapandian, constable of Special Branch, was given commendation certificate for detecting the murder case, in which one Sathmeega Seelan of Pirappanvalasai was murdered by a gang a few days ago.
While appreciating their role in solving the cases, Mr. Mittal said they should continue the good work in future too. The rewards were given to motivate them as well as others. He would continue to meet and appreciate the policemen for their good work.
M. Panneerselvam, Superintendent of Police, In-Charge, also appreciated them.