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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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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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