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India's Gurugram to set up cyber crime police station

Updated:2017-07-13 15:40:37   dailypioneer.com

The Cyber City will soon have a dedicated Cyber Crime police station to investigate cases of cyber crime. There has been an alarming increase in the number of cyber crimes in the district over the past few years. The Haryana Government has given the go ahead for this project. With this new initiative, any offence related to cyber crime will be registered in this police station of the district.

Gurugram will be first district in the entire State which will have a cyber crime police station. Sources said that a new post of DCP, cyber crime is also being created for overall supervision.

Cyber crime complaints are currently handled by the cyber unit of the crime branch of the Gurugram Police. For local police stations, tackling cyber crimes is a difficult task owing to lack of proper training and technical knowledge.

However, the unique police station comes with trained manpower and modern equipment to deal with the new age crimes in the cyber world, a senior police officer said.

“The Cyber Crime police station proposal has been approved and we hope the police station will be operational in a month,” Commissioner of Gurugram Police Sandeep Khirwar told The Pinoneer.

“The setting up of the police station will definitely decrease the figure of pending cases and a dedicated team surely will give complainants faster relief,” Khirwar, said.

Gurugram Police is investigating a surfeit of cases pertaining to cyber crime. In the month of February, the Cyber Crime cell had busted click fraud scam with the arrest of four fraudsters, who allegedly duped thousands of their client of Rs 8 crore.

In another case, the Cyber Crime team had arrested a person who had opted Naxalite-prone area of Giridih district in Jharkhand and was allegedly involved in an online fraud case.

Recently, the city has witnessed ransom attack two private firms and hacker asked for more than Rs 26 lakh as ransoms to provide the password for decrypting the computer data. The case is now under investigation with the Cyber Cell.

During last the city police had registered 1,350 cases related to online fraud and overall the total number of the cases which were related to the IT Act stood at 2,142, a police officer said.

Apart from this, around 1,200 complaints were related to ATM fraud, credit cards, debit cards, online fraud, Email hacking and hacking of Facebook accounts have received by the city police till the June, the officer added.

Editor: Eric Wang

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