PUNE: The first-of-its-kind Railway Protection Force (RPF) cyber cell on the Indian Railways was inaugurated in Pune on Friday by IG-cum-Principal Chief Security Commissioner Atul Pathak.
The cyber cell has been opened to tackle e-ticketing frauds, social media issues related to railways, CCTV footage analysis and technical analysis for passenger crime. RPF DG Arun Kumar had instructed to start the cyber crime cell.
Pune DRM Milind Deouskar, ADRM Prafulla Chandra, Senior Divisional Security Commissioner D Vikas and Asst Security Commissioner BK Makraria were also present during the inauguration ceremony.
According to RPF officials, the staff posted at the cyber cell have been screened by the Maharashtra police cyber cell (Mumbai) and have undergone training at Maharashtra Intelligence Academy (Pune), North Eastern Police Academy (Meghalaya), RPF Academy and CBI. The cyber crime cell has been equipped with state-of-the-art high-end forensic work stations, advanced servers, mobile forensic, disk cloning and incident response toolkits, which will open a new era of digital advancement for the Indian Railways.
The role of the cyber crime cell of RPF will be the detection of crime, prevention of crime, training railway officers and staff and sensitizing passengers among others.