Police, DNGC come together to combat cyber crime

ITANAGAR, Sep 11: The women’s cell and internal complaints committee (ICC) of Dera Natung Govt College (DNGC) organised an awareness programme on cyber crimes on Tuesday, in collaboration with the police department.
A large number of students and faculty members of the college participated in the programme, which was conducted to spread awareness regarding the rising rate of cyber frauds and cyber crime.
Addressing the participants, DNGC Principal Dr NT Rikam emphasized the need for people to remain alert and aware in the face of the growing threat of cyber frauds. He lauded Capital SP M Harsha Vardhan for initiating the event.
The SP in his address spoke on various kinds of cyber crimes prevalent today, and about measures to prevent them. Pointing out that anyone could be a victim of cyber crime, he stressed on “staying safe and staying smart.”
The SP sensitized the students to the legal measures available for virtual crimes, which are now punishable under the IT Act.
APP Sub-inspector SK Jha said prevention and precaution are more important in protecting oneself against such offences. He cited various examples of online fraud cases that have been registered with the police department, such as PAN/Aadhaar fraud, lottery scams, online shopping frauds, etc.
Women’s Police Station SI P Mirip underlined the limitations of investigating a cyber crime, and informed about ways through which a victim can lodge a complaint.
The organizers apprised the SP of the DNGC’s recently-constituted ICC under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.