Chandigarh, October 27th
Additional Director-General of Police (Crime) OP Singh has written to all District SPs, DIGs, all ADGPs/IGs and the Police Commissioner in Gurugram, Panchkula and Faridabad to block 27,824 mobile phone numbers as they were “misused to commit cybercrime”. . .
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The maximum number of cell phones to be blocked comes from Gurugram (7,142), followed by Faridabad (3,896), Panchkula (1,420), Sonepat (1,408), Hisar (1,228), Ambala (1,101), Rohtak (1,045), Panipat (1,034) and Jhajjar (1,024)
The CyberSafe portal, operated by the Indian Ministry of Interior Cybercrime Coordination Center, blocks cell phone numbers uploaded by the District Cybercrime Nodal Officer-designate.
In an Oct. 27 letter to affected officials, Singh ordered cell phone numbers to be uploaded for blocking by the Department of Telecommunication (DoT). These numbers were reported on the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal as being misused for committing cybercrime.
Among the 27,824 cell phone numbers, most are from Gurugram (7,142), followed by Faridabad (3,896), Panchkula (1,420), Sonepat (1,408), Hisar (1,228), Ambala (1,101), Rohtak (1,045), Panipat (1,034). ) and Jhajjar (1.024).
Singh also instructed the officials concerned to conduct IMEI linkage analysis on mobile phones used to operate these numbers.
The Additional Director General of Police (Crime) has ordered that a report of the actions taken be sent to the State Node Officer and State Criminal Investigation Department with details of cell phone numbers uploaded to the CyberSafe portal and cell phone numbers identified through linkage analysis.
As of September of this year, over 47,000 cybercrime complaints have been received by the 1930 Cybercrime Hotline, 29 Cyber Police Stations and 309 Cyber Desks at Territorial Police Stations statewide. Police have returned money confiscated and cheated from the victim over Rs 15 crore.
“October is observed as National Cyber Security Month. To raise awareness of cybersecurity, police held mass programs across the state, attended by 19.7,000 people. An additional 26.7,000 people were reached through social media, bringing the total to 46.4,000, effectively one in five people living in Haryana,” said ADGP OP Singh.
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