PM Modi Asks Top Police Officials To Deal With Cyber Crime On Priority

Speaking at the concluding day of the annual conference of the DGPs and IGPs here at the BSF Academy, the prime minister said that there was an emerging global consensus towards greater information sharing on illicit financial dealings and India could play a key role in achieving this.

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PM Modi Asks Top Police Officials To Deal With Cyber Crime On Priority

PM Modi said cyber security issues should be dealt with immediately (File)


Tekanpur, Madhya Pradesh:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today drew the attention of the country's top police officials to the problems arising out of social media and cyber crimes, saying they should be dealt with on highest priority.

Speaking at the concluding day of the annual conference of the DGPs and IGPs here at the BSF Academy, the prime minister said that there was an emerging global consensus towards greater information sharing on illicit financial dealings and India could play a key role in achieving this.

PM Modi said cyber security issues should be dealt with immediately and should receive highest priority, according to an official release.

In this context, the prime minister particularly mentioned the importance of social media. He said messaging should rely on local languages for greater effectiveness.

Referring to the radicalisation of youth, PM Modi urged the top police officers to use technology to pinpoint the problem areas.

Around 250 top officers from the state police forces and central police organisations participated in the three-day meet.

The prime minister said India is an "organic entity" and not an "assembled" one and asked the police officers from the states to open up in sharing information on illicit financial dealings.

He said while openness is getting increased acceptance worldwide, there is a need for greater openness among states too, on security issues.

PM Modi said security cannot be achieved selectively, or alone, and for that breaking of silos and information sharing among states can help make everyone more secure.

Following a directive of PM Modi, the home ministry has been organising the conference outside the national capital since the NDA government came to power in 2014.

The last three conferences were held in Guwahati, Rann of Kutch and Hyderabad.

The prime minister recalled how the nature and the scope of the conference has changed since 2014, beginning with its being shifted out of Delhi.

He appreciated the officers who have been instrumental in facilitating this change. PM Modi said the conference has now become more relevant, in the context of challenges and responsibilities facing the
country.


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