Being novice is a state of mind and heart, where the mind is inquisitive and heart longs for excitement. I happen to meet one such novice who is an expert by practice in the cyber crime department of Mumbai Police. It was an accidental meeting, set without purpose, just for introduction but learning’s are pure and real. After one of the business meetings got over, my boss’s friend asked us to meet this guy, head of cyber crime department in Mumbai police. As I entered the typical Mumbai Police Headquarters several reveries of a uniform clad police officer brushed through my mind. My curiosity finally subsided when I met the guy in civilian dress with not so scholarly looks.
As our introduction end and we discussed the growing impact of cyber crime in India, the scholar in him emanated and the person was all over the room. I thought, God I should definitely write about this man, master and philosopher on cyber crime. The discussion helped me to understand that the person started his career in this new department four years ago and wanted to resign after being pushed into this non-descriptive department of Mumbai police at that time. Slowly, the department nurtured as intellectual capacity of cyber criminals in India multiplied. The department today solves more than 200 cases a day and no query has remained unresolved. The person in discussion, upon being applauded “You are doing a great job; you are an expert” replies in a typical policeman accent “Kahe ka expert, karna padhta hai “and shrugs off all glory with ease. The next moment he claims four years ago “I was computer illiterate and today I give lectures at International Conferences on Cyber Crime in various parts of India and the world. “
The paperless department with less than 16 officers believes in 80:20 principles, and wonders why corporate have so many people on board when only a few are effective. The other moment, he exclaims so many people serve as adjuncts in organizations to facilitate work processes; and subtly comments “we have less strength of high quality people who solve cases in minutes”. The simplicity of the person bowled me out and I gained on knowledge from the intellectual discourse.