On Sunday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami emphasized the importance of raising awareness about cybercrime and encouraging people to inform others about the issue.
Dhami described cybercrime as a significant challenge, and noted that law enforcement authorities are using new technologies to combat it. The statement underscores the need for a collective effort to prevent cybercrime, with everyone playing a role in protecting themselves and others against this growing threat.
The Chief Minister released a book titled "Cyber Encounters" at St Joseph's Academy, Rajpur Road on Sunday. According to The Print, the book was written by DGP Uttarakhand Ashok Kumar and former DRDO scientist OP Manocha, and analyzes cybercrime based on true incidents.
The CM praised the efforts of the writers and stated that the book is not only informative but also entertaining. He emphasized the importance of being aware of cybercrime and how this book will serve to inspire people to protect themselves from it. The book was reviewed by Anil Raturi and Prof. Surekha Dangwal, who both have a good understanding of the police, administration, and society.
The DGP of Uttarakhand, Ashok Kumar, gave detailed information about cybercrime and how to prevent it. Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi, former Director General Anil Raturi, Vice Chancellor Doon University Prof. Surekha Dangwal, Piyush Kumar from Prabhat Prakashan, Dr. Alaknanda Ashok, Shakti Manocha, and other dignitaries were present at the book release event.
देहरादून में "साइबर एनकाउंटर्स" पुस्तक का लोकार्पण कार्यक्रम pic.twitter.com/Xjv7PFS77o— Pushkar Singh Dhami (@pushkardhami) May 7, 2023
The Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has urged citizens to take responsibility for being aware of cybercrime and also to protect others by informing them about it. Criminals are constantly using new techniques, but the police are working to counter them using new technologies. The Chief Minister spoke at the launch of a book based on true incidents, which aims to not only inform readers about cybercrime but also help them protect themselves.
The book's foreword has been written by actor Amitabh Bachchan, highlighting its significance. The Director General of Police (DGP), Ashok Kumar, cited examples of different types of cybercrimes and explained how they present new challenges for law enforcement, including tracking and tracing criminals through their digital footprint. In 2022, the state police received 14,399 complaints of cybercrime, indicating the need for greater awareness and vigilance against this growing threat.
(With PTI Inputs)