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SOG will have 2 wings to combat fraud, cybercrime: Ashok Gehlot

In a bid to address the growing cybercrime in the country, with multi-level frauds done by the financial institutions and cybercrimes, Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan police is all set to have two separate wings. The two wings will be named as Special Fraud Investigation Unit (SFIU) and Cyber Crime Investigation Unit (CCIF).

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot had already given his approval and with the nod from the finance department, a notification in this regard will be issued. Though the SOG had sought good manpower, the number of sanctioned posts by the home and finance departments is a bit less.

 

In its budget announcement, Gehlot had proposed to set up units to deal with serious financial irregularities by the cooperative and other banks and also one cybercrime investigation unit.

 

“Soon a notification would be issued. We are fully prepared. For the SFIU, the sanctioned posts are 14. It would be headed by an additional SP rank officer and would have deputy commissioner of police (DSP), inspectors, sub-inspectors, head constables and constable. This will mainly deal with the financial frauds in which group of persons are cheated,” said a senior officer of SOG on Monday.

 

Another unit named CCIF is like ‘Old Wine in new Bottle’ as it would merge with the existing cybercrime police station and would be headed by an additional SP rank officer. “The whole staff of 36 policemen would be merged into CCIF and it would also be headed by an additional SP rank officer,” the officer added.

 

“In future when the work load would be increased, these two wings would be headed by SP rank officer,” said an officer. Anil Paliwal, additional director general (ADG), SOG and ATS, said, “This will certainly facilitate us in curbing financial frauds and cybercrimes.”

 

For the victims, there these two would work as extra option. “A victim whose money is phished from his account can either visit the police station of his district or he can come to Jaipur at CCIF.

These two units would work as an extra option,” said an officer.