Cybercrime tops police agenda after PM’s warning on bitcoin; Modi to address Director Generals in Lucknow today


Prime minister Narendra Modi Will address officers at the All India DGP-IGP conference at UP Police Headquarters in Lucknow on Saturday. The PM was scheduled to reach the venue at around 9.15 am. He will be accompanied by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, IB chief Arvind Kumar and RAW chief Samant Goel.

A detailed presentation on various aspects of national security will be shown to the Prime Minister in the presence of senior most officials from the central police forces and internal security as well as top police officers from various states. In times of pandemic, issues of terrorism, cyber crime, crime against women and police and law and order are to be discussed on priority.

Two days ago, Prime Minister Modi made his first public comments on cryptocurrencies at the Sydney Dialogue, warning that bitcoin is a risk to the younger generation. “Take cryptocurrency or bitcoin for example. It is important that all democratic countries work together on this and ensure that it does not fall into the wrong hands, which can spoil our youth.”

According to the itinerary, PM Modi will be at the 56th Director General of Police, Inspector General of Police conference till 7 pm, after which he will stay at Raj Bhavan from 7:15 pm to 7:45 pm.

At around eight o’clock in the night, the PM will again come to the police headquarters for dinner, where he will stay till nine in the night. All these programs will be held in the DGP office located on the ninth floor of the Police Headquarters Signature Building.

After dinner, PM Modi will reach Raj Bhavan again at around 9:15 pm and will rest there for the night. After this, on the morning of November 21, the PM will reach the police headquarters at around 9:20 am to attend the DG conference on the second day.

Chiefs of police of all states as well as chiefs of paramilitary forces will be present during the conference, during which important issues including cyber crime, data governance, counter-terrorism challenges, left-wing extremism, emerging trends in drug trafficking will be covered. Prison reforms will be discussed in the conference.

Earlier on Friday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the 56th DGP conference in the state capital Lucknow. The Chiefs of Police, Paramilitary Forces Chiefs of all the States and Union Territories of the country are participating in this conference along with 37 specially invited members who will attend the conference virtually.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken keen interest in the DGP conference since 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to encourage independent and informal discussions by participating in all sessions of the conference, giving senior police officers the opportunity to directly brief the Prime Minister on key policy. Issues related to construction and internal security are affecting the country.

Earlier this conference was traditionally held in Delhi before 2014, however in 2014 it was held in Guwahati, in 2015 it was held in Rann of Kutch, in 2016 it was held at National Police Academy, Hyderabad. In 2017 it was held at BSF Academy. Tekanpur, in 2018 it was held at Kevadia and IISER and in 2019 it was conducted in Pune.

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