Guwahati, Jan 18: Cyber crimes reported in Assam have come down to 1,781 cases in the year 2022 as against 4,846 cases in the year 2021 because of the vigil mounted by Assam Police’s cyberdome team.
“This reduction is due to prompt action on the cyber fraudsters, de-activating of SIMs and Whatsapp accounts involved in cyber frauds, round-the-clock monitoring of the social media platforms for unlawful posts and those against women and children. Further, 1930, a 24x7 cyber fraud call centre was also successful in tracing and freezing Rs 6.41 crore cyber fraud amounts pertaining to 2,177 cases with a success rate of more than 18 percent,” the CID of Assam Police informed.
“Use of technology and forensics by Assam Police is now the focus area and lots of steps are being taken to use scientific technology/aid in investigation and to set up new regional and mobile forensic science laboratories in various parts of the state along with the upgrade of the State Forensic Science Laboratory in Guwahati,” the SP, CID said.
“Assam Police is following a two-pronged strategy of people-friendly policing on the one hand and a no-nonsense approach towards criminals on the other,” the official added.
The number of murder cases have also come down compared to the previous year. Crimes against property have drastically come down from 29,113 in 2021 to 14,381 in 2022. Similarly, dacoity cases reported have also come down to 85 cases in 2022 as against 188 in 2021. “This is due to police keeping track of known criminals, history sheeters and habitual offenders,” the official said.
“All-out efforts against organised crimes and crime syndicates by Assam Police are continuing and a total of 2,878 cases were registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in the year 2022 as against 455 cases in 2018, 828 cases in the year 2019, 980 cases in 2020 and 2,271 cases in 2021,” the SP said.