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Punjab Police launch web portal to report cybercrime : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Chandigarh, April 25

Director General of Police (DGP) of Punjab, VK Bhawra on Monday launched a multi-functional one-stop web portal “cybercrime.punjabpolice.gov.in” to allow citizens to report all kinds of cyber frauds and crimes immediately.

After launching the web portal in the presence of DIG State Cyber ​​Crime Nilambari Jagdale and DSP Cyber ​​Crime Samarpal Singh, the DGP commended the entire Cybercrime Division team for developing this user-friendly, easily accessible portal everyone to report cyber fraud.

To facilitate the access to this web portal, especially for new users, it has an informational video in Punjabi, which informs the user about the main features of this portal and guides the user on how to file a complaint regarding any type of cybercrime.

The video appears each time the user opens the web portal.

DGP VK Bhawra said that apart from filing all kinds of cyber crimes and financial cyber frauds, the user can also track their complaint status using this portal. The portal also offers the option to report a complaint anonymously, he said.

He said that this web portal also offers the possibility to directly call “1930” to report any financial fraud committed by computer means. He said that by using this portal, one can also download First Information Reports (FIRs) recorded at cybercrime police stations in the state.

Disclosing more details, DIG Nilambari said users can also access Cyber ​​Dost, a Government of India (GOI) Twitter account, which provides information, updates and alerts regarding cyber crimes. She added that the portal also has a feature called Cyber ​​Safe using which users can verify UPI, account number before doing any type of transaction to prevent financial fraud.

She said the portal is also linked to the Indian government’s Cyber ​​Crime Prevention Program against Women and Children (CCPWC), which deals with cyber crimes against women and children.

“Through this feature of the portal, anyone can report crimes against women and children,” she added. Meanwhile, the press releases and alerts sections of the web portal will help inform users of the latest information, new initiatives and updates from the Cybercrime division.