Scenario about Karnataka police is changing. The police are gearing up to deal with terrorism and cyber crime, adopt technology and corporate management practices, follow ethics and respect human rights.
The Cyber Crime Cell was stated at Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, Bengaluru to deal with Cyber Crimes.
The Karnataka State Police are often criticized for lacking core competence in dealing with well equipped terrorists, naxalities and cyber crimes, poor intelligence gathering and poor knowledge about scientific tools for investigation and counter-intelligence techniques.
There is an alarming increasing in the number of cases related to cyber crime, economic offences and narcotic drugs (CEN), both in Bengaluru and Karnataka in the last years.
The police department has sought the State Government to open 8 exclusive CEN police stations. Crime incidents like multi crore economic offences including group housing scam, chit fund scam and cyber crime have increased all time high in Benglauru and other parts of the State.
According to a source only 20 personnel are currently working in the cyber crime police station in Bengaluru where 13 cyber crime cases are filed everyday.
All the staffers would be specially trained to handle issues relating to cyber crime. There are 35 CEN stations in the State of Karnataka. Economic offences below Rs.5 crore will be handled by CEN stations while those lesser than Rs.5 crore will be transferred to CID cyber crime cell.