Published On: Wed, Apr 20th, 2016

Delhi police mulls to inject young blood in cyber cell as over-50s struggle to ‘grasp knowledge’

New Delhi: The Delhi Police is mulling to inject young blood into its cyber cell, and investigators who have hit 50 may be stopped at the door.

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma says,  the older sleuths are unable to “grasp cyber knowledge”.

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma says, the older sleuths are unable to “grasp cyber knowledge”.

Delhi Police commissioner Alok Kumar Verma pitched this proposal at a recent meeting, saying the older sleuths are unable to “grasp knowledge”, according to an official communication.

Officers say soon training sessions will be divided into two groups as suggested by the top cop. Verma has asked for an assessment in advance of those taking part in the courses.

“It has been noticed by senior officials that most of the participants at the cyber crime courses are above 50 years, and face a tough time understanding various things,” a senior officer who attended the meeting told Mail Today.

The department’s lumbering enforcement apparatus is running behind the increasing sophistication and elusiveness of e-criminals, who abuse and threaten victims, fake e-mail ids, hack websites, and commit financial frauds.

Every police station in the city has a cyber crime cell, but those assigned to these cases lack expert knowledge.

“Now, classes will be divided into two groups. One group will have staff that is aware about the basics of cyber crime and another group will have those who don’t have basic knowledge,” said a senior police officer.

Inputs with Mail Today

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