CBI readies GenNext investigators to crack cyber crimes


New Delhi : The country’s premier detective agency Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is readying a batch of ‘GenNext’ officers to probe cases, especially pertaining to terrorism and cyber crimes.

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A group of 39 sub-inspectors, directly recruited, has been undergoing training in all aspects of investigations at the agency’s academy at Ghaziabad.

These investigating officers (IOs) are termed GenNext detectives among senior officers.

“Each sub-inspector will be armed with a laptop and a mobile phone. They will finish their training next year,” said CBI joint director K. Saleem Ali.

“A batch of 39 freshly recruited sub-inspectors would undertake training next year. We have been conducting refresher courses for the staff from time to time,” Ali told reporters at a media interaction here.

The CBI is also providing laptops and mobile phones to all its investigating officers. Ali said the process would be completed in next two years.

Ali said the agency has developed an online investigation software that will allow officers to keep track of the progress in any pending case. It would also help the senior officers to know contributions made by the individual officers in investigating the case.

“The software was prepared after consulting CBI officers and personnel. It is very user-friendly and presently on trial at one of the units in the agency. We are hopeful that by next year, it would come into place,” Ali said.

CBI Director Ashwini Kumar said the agency’s new building is well equipped with all the required infrastructure and modern technology.