Police organises Cybercrime awareness programmes in Budgam

September 14: `In order to make the general public aware about Cyber Crime and to reach out to the public, Police in Budgam organised three separate Cybercrime awareness programmes at Town Hall Khansahib, Police Station Chadoora and Police Station Charar-i-Sharief.

The first event was held at Townhall Khansahib which was chaired by ASP Budgam Shri Gowhar Ahmad-JKPS, besides SDPO Khansahib, SHO P/S Khansahib, IC PP Watrehail and other police officers were present on the occasion. The programme was attended by respectable citizens, religious heads of the Khansahib area, teachers & students of various schools.

On the occasion, ASP Budgam & Junaid-ul-Rahman Chairman of (The Chinar Valley Group-NGO) and Cyber security awareness expert briefed about various types of cyber threats/activities viz identity theft, credit card fraud, data stealing, cyber stalking, pornography etc.

Similarly, at PS Chadoora and PS Charar-i-Sharief the awareness programmes were chaired by concerned SHOs.

Speaking on the occasions, the chairing officers advised the participants to be aware while surfing internet and not to fall prey to cyber criminals. They also appealed the participants to spread the awareness among others as well regarding the risks associated with digital transactions and social media applications in use. They also advised the participants not to open/click links without knowing the source of origin and mode of transmission through different internet applications.

The main motive behind conducting such programmes is to spread awareness of cybercrime among the general Public. The participants including students and religious heads appreciated the efforts of Police for facilitating such awareness programmes to save general public from falling prey at the hands of cyber criminals. The participants assured their full cooperation to police in tackling all types of crimes including Cybercrime.```