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146 arrested for involvement in white-collar, cyber crimes in 2017

New Delhi: In the year 2017, Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police had arrested more than 100 people involved in white collar crimes and cyber offences.
During the same period over 1,000 cases were investigated by the team.
A data released by Delhi Police said that during the given period, EOW handled 5,766 complaints and investigated 1,025 cases.
Out of this, 5,036 complaints were disposed off and 191 cases were finalised.
Moreover, EOW arrested 146 people involved in various white collar crimes and cyber offences.
"It also provided technical assistance to the local police in apprehending the accused in various important cases," an official of Delhi police said.
Over 670 complaints (12 per cent) were cyber-related whereas 88 per cent of complaints were property related and they were 5096 in numbers.
Around 247 cases of cyber offences were investigated which stood at 24 per cent and 76 percent of cases were property related which were probed by EOW.
It also claimed that several sensitive cases with which offenders had mortgaged the same property with different banks to avail credit facility.
The Delhi Police wing also unearthed big multi-level marketing frauds wherein innocent victims were induced to invest in the alleged companies on assurances of high monthly returns.
EOW also solved a multi-victim case in which more than 1300 investigators were cheated to the tune of 315 crores through their projects, it claimed.
EOW also received cases of copyrights and trademark violations of several companies and the cases were solved.
With the arrest of the main accused EOW was able to unveil an admission racket wherein the alleged persons cheated students by assuring them admission in prestigious government and private medical colleges.
Commissioner of Police, Amulya Patnaik launched the website on cyber safety.
The website developed by the cyber cell of EOW has been conceptualized as a one-stop solution for cybercrime and cyber safety information.
To inculcate awareness about Cyber Crime amongst school children, several workshops were organised in which 723 school teachers from 577 Delhi schools were imparted training.
"A partnership program with computer teachers has also been initiated through which Delhi Police proposes to incorporate cybercrime awareness for children attending their computer classes," police said.
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