Mumbai Tops Cybercrime Charts, To Get four Cyber Police Stations

Mumbai Tops Cybercrime Charts, To Get 4 Cyber Police Stations

Mumbai tops the cybercrime chart listing with four,172 such instances reported for the yr 2016. (File)

Mumbai:  The Maharashtra authorities has accredited the establishing of 4 cyber police stations within the metropolis to deal with growing variety of such crimes, a senior police official stated at the moment.

“4 new cyber police stations will come up within the metropolis. The federal government has sanctioned 186 new posts for this initiative and most of them can be within the rank of assistant police inspectors,” Ok M M Prasanna, Further Commissioner of Police informed PTI.

The Nationwide Crime Data Bureau, in its report on crime in 2016, which was launched on November 30 final yr, had acknowledged that Mumbai stood first amongst all cities within the nation by way of cybercrime instances.

The NCRB report acknowledged that Mumbai stood first with four,172 such instances reported for the yr 2016, whereas Bengaluru was second with 762 instances and Jaipur third with 532 instances.

Mumbai at the moment has one cyber police station, at Bandra Kurla Complicated, and officers stated that it might develop into the primary metropolis within the nation to have 5 such police stations as soon as the proposed 4 are up and operating.

The official stated that the working of the 5 cyber police stations can be overseen by a deputy commissioner of police rank official who will report on to the joint commissioner (crime).

“Mumbai Police had began cybercrime cells in any respect its 93 police stations a number of months in the past. These cells will ahead critical issues to the 5 cyber police stations,” he stated.

“It is going to assist us deal with cybercrime successfully which in flip will assist the frequent citizen. We count on the federal government decision on the establishing of those new cyber police stations in every week,” Mr Prasanna stated.

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