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New Delhi: The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in coordination with National Investigation Agency (NIA) is organizing the first national conference of investigation agencies on August 12-13, 2016, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

The conference envisages to provide an annual national platform to all the officers of law enforcement agencies engaged in investigation tasks with the objective to discuss the latest laws and judgments and their implications for investigation and prosecution and to deliberate on new legislation/ criminal law amendments and systematic changes for meeting new challenges in investigation. The conference will also discuss adoption of latest technology in forensic sciences for expeditious and professional investigation and to share best practices followed by different investigation agencies which could be implemented by others.

The conference offers sessions by investigation experts of national repute on themes of Combating Economic and Organized crime, Digital and Technology driven crime, Terrorist Crime Investigation, Legal issue relating to Investigation and Ideas from States: Sharing good practices.  These sessions would provide exposure to the investigators about the role and function of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and its coordination with investigation agency, Indian Drug Enforcement Regime and Role of investigation agency, co-ordination between Enforcement Directorate (ED) and investigation agencies, issues related to use of social media by terrorists and strategies to counter them and investigation of terrorist crimes, said union home ministry sources.

The sessions are also expected to cover combating cyber crime: strategic responses and international experience, use of technology to improve investigation, need for fresh legislation and amendments required in existing laws to facilitate investigation and database and crime investigation. The DGs of States/UTs, Central Police Organisations (CPOs) and the Heads of Crime Branches/ATS/Economic Offences Wing(EOW)/STF of States/UTs and other investigative agencies will participate at the Conference.

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