Alok Kumar Verma, Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inaugurated four newly constructed facilities to augment the existing infrastructure at its Academy in Ghaziabad city of Uttar Pradesh. This includes a new Cyber Laboratory to meet the growing demand for training on Cyber Crime Investigation. This is third Cyber Lab started by the premier investigation agency of India and is expected to facilitate niche training to the Investigating Officers of CBI.
A new Sports Complex with one Squash Court, 2 Badminton Courts, a Gymnasium and a Yoga Centre of international standards was also inaugurated by Alok Verma, an IPS officer of AGMUT cadre. Director CBI also released 4 books and 7 digests published by CBI Academy. This includes the following books:
‘Investigation of Anti-Corruption Cases’: This book compiles effective and efficient methods and procedures, recommended for the investigators and prosecutors of Central Bureau of Investigation for successful investigation and prosecution of the corruption cases;
‘Handling of Electronic Evidence’: To guide the investigators and prosecutors regarding accurate acquisition, maintaining integrity, in-depth analysis and structured presentation of electronic evidence before the court of law;
‘Scientific Aids to Investigation and Forensic Medicines’: This book explains different methods used for collection, handling, packing and forwarding the physical evidence for forensic examination and their evidentiary value. This book also deals with the forensic medicine which provides a basic understanding of medico-legal aspects of the crime; and
‘Scientific Interrogation & Interview Techniques’: It examines in detail various aspects of interview/interrogation techniques and provides techniques for detecting deception in the statements made by the witnesses/suspects, including legal aspects for bringing out the concealed information.
The seven Digests of Case Laws launched include: Digest of Case Laws on Cheating, Digest of Case Laws on Conspiracy, Digest of Case Laws on Confession, Digest of Case Laws on Disproportionate Assets, Digest of Case Laws on Criminal Breach of Trust, Digest of Case Laws on Trap Cases and Digest of Case Laws on Abuse of Official Position.
Stressing on the importance of the compilations, Shri Verma said “These handbooks and digests have been prepared after painstaking effort with significant contribution of retired and serving officers of this agency. I have always believed that a major part of institution building is to document the experience of old, which can be analysed and distilled to provide a beacon of guidance to the young investigators and prosecutors.”
The other officers present on the occasion were Rakesh Asthana (Special Director, CBI), Arun Kumar Sharma (Addl. Director, CBI), Praveen Sinha (Additional Director) and O.P. Verma, Director of Prosecution and Sh.Bhanu Bhaskar, Joint Director (Training). Also present were by senior Officers of CBI and Krishna Vaibhav SSP of Ghaziabad.