Special agency like NIA needed to tackle new ear cyber crimes: NSG

In a bid to tackle new era cyber crimes, NSG chief JN Chaudhury on Friday advocated in favour of creating a specialised agency to deal with cyber crimes across the states.

PTI| Updated: Nov 28, 2014, 22:57 PM IST

Kolkata: In a bid to tackle new era cyber crimes, NSG chief JN Chaudhury on Friday advocated in favour of creating a specialised agency to deal with cyber crimes across the states.

"NIA was set up after the Mumbai attacks to take up cases relating to integrity and security of the country. With new types of crime like digital crime and cyber crime which have no boundaries, perhaps a similar kind of organisation can be considered that will take up these crimes and be able to operate across states," Chaudhury told reporters here.

"Cyber, digital and other white collar crimes like major frauds often require investigative skills that go beyond traditional ones. We need to examine whether similar mechanisms and new age skills are needed to address the emerging types of crimes that spill over beyond state borders and need different investigative tools," he added.