Special police stations for cyber crime in all districts of Tamilnadu

Chennai: The cities of Chennai and Coimbatore are safe for women, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) M Ravi has said today.

Ravi, who heads the special wing for crimes against women and children, said since cyber crimes will be a major problem in the future, special police stations to address these issues will be set up in all districts of  Tamilnadu. ”Special courts will be set up if the necessity arises,” he said.

Recently, taking part in an event to promote the Kavalan SOS app, introduced by the Tamilnadu police, Ravi said women can even kill someone in self defence.

”A few changes are being made in the app to make it all the more easy to use. So far 10 lakh people have downloaded the app and four lakh have registered their details,” he said.

He also said that it is wrong to find faults with the dress which women wear. The Tamilnadu police began a crackdown on child pornography a few weeks ago.

Sources said in four districts – Chennai, Chengalpet, Coimbatore and Trichy, the cyber crime police was monitoring and tracking IP addresses of people who were sharing and uploading child pornography.

Recently, Christopher Alphonse Raj (42) of Khajapet in Trichy was arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Police then conducted inquiry with 30 people who were part of the social media group run by Christopher.

Sources said that police had identified 1,500 IP addresses that were involved in the creation, storing and distribution of materials that depict sexual acts on children over the internet.

NT Bureau