‘More time needed for cyber police stn’

Sunil Pradhan
Saturday, 13 January 2018

The police department has been planning to start the dedicated cyber police station for past seven years. Officials of the Cyber Crime Cell (CCC) of the City Police Crime Branch said 5,741 complaints of cybercrime were reported to the cell in 2017, which is around 175 per cent higher than in 2016

Pune: Commissioner of City Police Rashmi Shukla on Friday said the proposed cyber police station will take some time to start as the project was stuck in technical difficulties.

The police department has been planning to start the dedicated cyber police station for past seven years. Officials of the Cyber Crime Cell (CCC) of the City Police Crime Branch said 5,741 complaints of cybercrime were reported to the cell in 2017, which is around 175 per cent higher than in 2016.

Shukla said the department is working on starting the dedicated police station.

An official from the CCC said the process of building the infrastructure for the police station is in progress. “There are various stakeholders involved in setting up the dedicated cyber police station,” added the official.

As per CCC officials, over 97 persons including 9 foreigners were nabbed by the police in 2017.

Considering the rise in cybercrimes, the strength of the department has been increased over last two years, which has helped to make arrests. Speaking on the initiatives to reduce cybercrime, Shukla said the police have started a cybercrime awareness drive in schools and colleges under the ‘#WeFIGHTCC’ initiative.

 

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