To address the challenges associated with investigating and prosecuting cybercrime cases, the Gandhinagar-based National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) has trained hundreds of judicial officers, IPS probation officers and police officers from foreign countries.
According to NSUI officials, 104 IPS probation officers from various state officials and several police officers from Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal attended a week-long training course at the NFSU campus from 13 to August 18. In addition, around 250 Gujarat government judicial officers have been trained in cybercrime and legal awareness.
Judicial officers, including prosecutors and government litigants, were trained in sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology (IT) Amendment Act, while police officers were trained in the growing use of the darknet and cryptocurrency for criminal activities, including drug trafficking and terrorist financing.
The darknet which falls under the general domain of the “deep web”, the part of the Internet that is not accessible by conventional search engines such as Google and Yahoo, requires encrypted servers, which makes it difficult to track legal agencies. .
Speaking to The Indian Express, an NFSU official said: “The topics covered by IPS probation officers were an emerging trend in multimedia forensics, darknet case studies, psychological investigative techniques. , the field detection of narcotics and psychotropic substances (NDPS), the case of cryptocurrency. studies, mobile forensics, social media challenges, crime scene management, mobile investigation and forensic kits.
“In addition, we have organized a five-week training course for polygraph tests for the police in the Maldives,” the official added. The NFSU has also started its training session for state government judicial officers for a module on “Cybercrime and Cybercrime Awareness”.
“We have 250 judicial officers who will be trained on the subject. There are four groups and we organized a two-day training for the first group of 63 prosecutors on August 23, ”added the official.
Qualified as an “Institute of National Importance” by an Act of Parliament, NFSU Gandhinagar was founded with the aim of meeting the acute demand for forensic experts in India and around the world.