Chandigarh, October 27
Additional Director General of Police (Crime) OP Singh has written to all district SPs, DIGs, all ADGPs/IGs and police commissioners in Gurugram, Panchkula and Faridabad to block 27,824 mobile numbers as they were “being misused to commit cyber crime”. .
Max from Gurugram
The maximum number of blocked mobile phones is from Gurugram (7,142) followed by Faridabad (3,896), Panchkula (1,420), Sonepat (1,408), Hisar (1,228), Ambala (1,101), Rohtak (1,045), Panipat (1,034) and Jhajjar (1,024)
The CyberSafe portal, operated by India’s Cyber Crime Coordination Center under the Ministry of Home Affairs, blocks mobile numbers uploaded by the designated District Cyber Crime Nodal Officer.
In a letter dated October 27 to the concerned officers, Singh ordered the uploading of mobile numbers for blocking through the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). These numbers have been reported on the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal as misused to commit cybercrime.
Among the 27,824 mobile numbers, the maximum is from Gurugram (7,142), followed by Faridabad (3,896), Panchkula (1,420), Sonepat (1,408), Hisar (1,228), Ambala (1,101), Rohtak (1,045) , Panipat (1,034 ) and Jhajjar (1,024).
Singh also directed the concerned officers to conduct an analysis of the IMEI linkage through the mobile phones used to control these numbers.
The Additional Director General of Police (Crime) ordered that an action taken report detailing the mobile numbers uploaded to the CyberSafe portal and the mobile numbers identified through linkage analysis be sent to the state nodal officer and the state crime branch.
Over 47,000 cyber crime complaints were received till September this year at the 1930 helpline, 29 cyber police stations and 309 cyber counters at territorial police stations across the state. The police recovered and returned more than Rs 15 lakh from the scam to the victim.
“October is considered National Cyber Security Month. To spread cyber security awareness, the police held mass engagement programs across the state that attracted 19.7 million people. It reached an additional 26.7 million people through social media, taking the total to 46.4 million, which is effectively one in five people living in Haryana,” said ADGP OP Singh.
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