Click here for more images/full report
The government will soon train bank officials and defence personnel about cyber crime.
Speaking at a conference of heads of the south zone of Crime Branch, Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) in Bangalore on Thursday, home minister V S Acharya said NASSCOM and state cyber crime police will hold the training programme. Acharya suggested that the police in South India should have a common website where information regarding human trafficking, counterfeit currency, drug peddling and cyber crime can be exchanged. The one-day conference was chaired by Corps of Detectives DG D V Guruprasad, who deliberated on issues like human trafficking and missing persons. The conference also discussed ways to sensitize police, prosecution and judicial officers, and the role of NGOs. Andhra Pradesh IGP S Umapathy said human trafficking is a Rs 25-crore per day business in the country. While Maharashtra tops the number of reported cases, West Bengal is second. Though poverty is one of the reasons for trafficking of girls, it's not the main cause, he added. "Many times, girls from Karnataka are found in brothels raided in Pune." The conference was attended by representatives from Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Maharashtra. (TOI)