Increasing crime rates, especially in cyber crime space, have become a matter of grave concern among the citizens, Kolkata Police along with its detective department have taken innovative and concerted steps to ensure safety to the citizens and maintain a balance of law and order. Recently the Commissioner of Police Anuj Sharma inaugurated some effective citizen-friendly initiatives of the detective department at the Kolkata Police Monthly Crime Conference.
This includes schemes like ‘Sandhan’, under which a wide range of NGOs are going to help the department to find missing persons, against whom diaries have been lodged at different police stations. This is expected to make the search effective and faster. Speaking about this initiative, Deputy Commissioner of Kolkata Police, Detective Department (Special) Debasmita Das says, “It’s a mission mode project to find out the missing persons under the jurisdiction of Kolkata Police. We will be assisted with the network of NGOs for a more intense search of the missing persons.”
The other initiatives in the form of the schemes by the Detective Department include cyber-cell for women, cyber labs and Rakshakavach. The cyber cell is dedicated especially towards women and the scheme targets crimes that include outraging the modesty of women through cyber media. Ensuring a faster registering of the crime and a rapid solution to it is one of the primary aims of this scheme.
Cyber laboratory initiative is a step taken to deal with the heinous cybercrimes that are committed by using cyber media. With the advent of new-age technology, trends of cybercrimes are witnessing alarming rise.
Last but not the least is the initiative of Rakshakavach which educates the citizens about online bank fraud and spreads awareness on the greedy traps often laid by criminals.
Kolkata Police is highly optimistic about these initiatives and is looking forward to fruitful their bearings in near future.