The national police academy of India has launched a special course for high-ranking officers of Indian Police Service about cryptocurrency. The objectives of this course include functioning and legal aspects of digital currency. Moreover, this course will also educate the police officers about the investigation of cases revolving around cryptocurrency. The special course will support the government on India in laying out its regulatory framework for cryptocurrency.
Focusing on the government of India’s upcoming regulatory framework, the Indian Police force is preparing for law enforcement.
The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVP NPA) is India’s leading police training academy. The same has announced a special course to train and to school the officers of the Indian Police Service (IPS). The announced course is entitled as “Investigation of cases involving cryptocurrencies”. The same is scheduled to take place on September 5 and 6. It will take place at an institute in Hyderabad.
The enrollees for this course will be individually nominated IPS officers of the rank between the Additional Superintendent of Police to Inspector General of Police. The institute also stated that self-nominations are will be denied.
The course will have four objectives to give officers an all-around knowledge of cryptocurrency. Furthermore, the institute clarified with “Introduction of [the] functioning of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology,” the officers will attain knowledge “legal aspects of cryptocurrencies, crimes committed using cryptocurrencies, [and] investigation of cases involving cryptocurrencies.”
In February 2019, the Union Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh inaugurated a national level forensics lab. This lab has a special cyber forensics lab. Mr. Singh also inaugurated a special Delhi Police’s cybercrime united named Cyber Protection Awareness and Detection Center (Cypad). The Delhi Police Commissioner, Amulya Patnaik said that it is the first cybercrime awareness and detention center in the country. The Commissioner also added that “We are now equipped with technology to recover data from damaged hard disks, cryptocurrency analysis, malware forensic and data can be retrieved from 33,000 kinds of mobile models available in the market.” The Indian Police force has uncovered scams involving digital coins on a regular basis.
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