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1st National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation inaugurated in New Delhi

First National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics is being held on 4-5 September 2019 at Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Headquarters in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla.

Key Highlights

The two-day conference covers one of the mandates of CBI which is to investigate crimes with inter-state and international ramifications.

Conference Objective: To create a platform and bring together investigators, forensic experts, academia and lawyers to discuss challenges related to cybercrime and ways to find solutions.

Need: Cybercrimes pose unique challenges to law enforcement officers and such crimes are complex and require certain skills and forensic skills for detection.

Focus Areas:

To create capacity building and to create a pool of competent investigators, judicial officers, prosecutors and digital forensic analysts who are digitally aware.

To create a platform for sharing good practices to learn from experiences of various State police and Law Enforcement Agencies.

Participants: Around 50 officers including DGPs, ADGPs, and SPs dealing with cybercrime, officials and academia are participating in Conference.

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Rishi Kumar Shukla appointed CBI Director

IPS officer Rishi Kumar Shukla has been appointed as the chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a fixed tenure of two years.  Rishi Kumar Shukla is currently serving as the chairman of Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation in Bhopal.

The appointment of the Rishi Kumar Shukla was approved by the Appointments Committee of the cabinet based on the recommendation of the selection committee headed by the Prime Minister. The CBI Director search committee headed by Prime Minister has the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of Opposition as members.

Supreme Court Observations

The appointment of the CBI director gains significance in the backdrop of comments made by the Supreme Court which had said that it was “averse” to the arrangement of an interim CBI Director and the Centre should “immediately” appoint a regular chief of the probe agency.

The Supreme Court stated that the post of CBI Director is sensitive and important, and it is not good to keep an interim director of the agency for a longer period. The Supreme Court sought to know why the government has not made the appointment yet.

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