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Nepal Police implements digital forensic lab to fight cyber crimes

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KATHMANDU — Nepal Police has implemented digital forensics lab instead of traditional technology to fight cybercrimes from Thursday.

IGP Upendra Kanta Aryal inaugurated the forensic on Thursday amid a function held at labs at the Police Headquarters on the occasion of the 60th Crime Investigation Day. He expected that the technology to be tantamount to a ‘digital detective’ available at fingertips to curb crimes with new dynamism.

IGP Aryal expressed that the technology was introduced as an effort to modernize and well equip the Nepal Police through scientific, evidence-based investigation procedures. He also informed that about 90 per cent of criminal activities occur with the use of technological innovations.

“Despite the fact that the crime rates have been decreasing, the module of crimes is becoming more sophisticated and complicated to curb. So modification and modernization of crime investigation tools, techniques are the demand of the current policing,” he said.

Digital forensic lab sets consist of field forensic devices, social media discovery and web collection technology devices, email investigation and analysis tool, USB dongle, mobile forensics software and live system imaging kits.

On the occasion, different police personnel were honored for their outstanding performances. The awarded police personnel were SP Yog Bahadur Pal, DSPs Bhuwan Babu Khadka, Lalit Bahadur Tamang and Ram Bahadur Chhetri, Head Constables Prabhu Kuhar and Prem Prasad Sharma and Constable Surendra Karki.

The best police station was awarded to Local Police Office, Simara.

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Three arrested with tiger hides





KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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