Bhubaneswar: The state crime branch will be conducting a two-day training programme on cyber crime investigation on Tuesday and Wednesday in Cuttack with an aim to check the increasing number of cyber crime cases.
According to police statistics, the number of cases registered under the Information Technology Act by October this year stood at 669 as against 378 cases in 2016.
The police said about 90 policemen in the rank of inspectors and sub inspectors will take part in the training programme.
Experts from Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Calcutta, International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar, and State Forensic Laboratory will impart training regarding collection of electronic evidence in scientific manner and basic knowledge on investigation of various forms of cyber crimes.
The police said cyber crime cases such as cyber stalking, online fraud, cyber defamation and circulation of pornographic videos featuring girls have become rampant in the state.
In March, pictures of about 60 girl