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Delhi Police appoints CTO to help in combating crime

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Police has appointed a (CTO) to help them in combating crime with the use of

A 'Technology Cell' has been created in Police to provide guidance on all technology-related matters.

It will be under the special cell and will be looked after by a

With the induction of a CTO, Police has claimed to be the first force in the country to have such an

According to Delhi Police, the Technology Cell will scan latest which will have implications for the police and can be utilised by it to combat crime and criminals.

A K Mohapatra, who was heading the department of at the Delhi Technical University for Women, was appointed on January 1 as

"I am currently on deputation to the My primary focus will be to ensure how technology can help Delhi Police in better policing and having a proactive approach towards curbing crime," told

He said that he will gain more clarity on his profile by next week.

Mohapatra's areas of specialisation include cybercrime, cryptography, network security, among others.

According to another official, will also have the job to liaison with different units of to understand any technology-related issues faced by them.

He will also be in touch with academia and private sector firms to scout for new technologies and solutions.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 22:55 IST