Sonowal inaugurates Cyberdome project building of Assam Police

Digital empowerment of police force to lead better policing: Sonowal

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the office building of Assam Police Cyberdome project under Moitri at a programme held at special branch headquarters in Kahilipara, Guwahati on July 7.

The Cyberdome Project of Assam Police aims to empower police forces to use information and communication technology for better service delivery, create digital repository of its available databases on crime insurgency, terrorism and related cases. The project also aimed at constant capacity building of the police personnel for better policing of the cyber space and issues affecting the general population at large. The project has been conceptualized to provide advanced platform for addressing cyber crime and related issues under the purview of cyber laws.

Inaugurating the building, chief minister Sonowal said, “In 21st century, extensive use of science and technology has attributed to the creation of digital era. Crimes perpetrated in this digital era have also assumed digital significance. In such a situation digital empowerment of police organisation will lead to better policing which will culminate into safer state”.

“We all should take responsibility to augur an ambience where cyber-users can use internet to create harmony in our society,” he added.

Commenting on the Cyberdome project, Sonowal said that the project is the corollary of Smart Police Project which is brain-child of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Once the Cyberdome project is fully implemented Assam Police will be empowered to use cutting-age technology to crack down on crime and its manifestations. The state-of-the-art building will house cyber infrastructure which can help to use internet for the betterment of humanity.

Sonowal urged the internet users in the state to use it to strengthen the age old amity and bonhomie existing in Assam. He moreover, hailed Assam Police for its intervention from time to time to prevent any situation snowballing into major problem. He also took into account the role of the police force and urged upon it to use ICT (Information and communication technology) to fight against different evils right from corruption to superstition.

Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia, special DG special branch Pallab Bhattacharyya and a host of senior police officers were present at the programme.

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