Chandigarh, October 27
Additional Director General of Police (Crime) OP Singh has written to all districts, DIGs, all ADGPs/IGs and Commissioners of Police in Gurugram, Panchkula and Faridabad to block 27,824 mobile numbers as these are being “harassed for committing cybercrime”. .
Max from Gurugram
The highest number of mobiles to be blocked is 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, managed by the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center under the Ministry of Home Affairs, blocks mobile numbers uploaded by the Designated Regional Cybercrime Officer.
In a letter, dated October 27, to the concerned police officers, Singh ordered the inclusion of mobile numbers to block the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). These numbers have been reported to the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal as victims of cybercrime.
Among the 27,824 mobile 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 directed the officials concerned to conduct a study to link IMEI through the mobile phones used to use these numbers.
The Additional Director General of Police (Crime) has ordered that the seized report be sent to the state authority and the state crime branch with the details of the mobile numbers entered in the CyberSafe portal and the mobile numbers identified through link analysis.
More than 47,000 cyber crime complaints were received from the cyber crime helpline number 1930, 29 cyber police stations and 309 cyber desks in police stations across the state till September this year. The police arrested and returned Rs 15 crore to the deceased.
“October is celebrated as National Cyber Security Month. To spread awareness about cyber safety, the police held mass discussion programs across the country attracting 19.7 lakh people. Through social media, it reached another 26.7 lakh people, bringing the total to 46.4 lakh, effectively one in five people living in Haryana,” said ADGP OP Singh.
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