Kerala to have five new Cyber Crime Police Stations

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Trivandrum: Five new Cyber Crime Police Stations will be set up in Kerala. This was announced by the Home Minister Shri Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan while interacting with the media, the other day, at the Kerala Police Headquarters (PHQ) in Thiruvananthapuram.

Giving details, the Minister said, “The decision was taken at a high level meeting of the Home Department. At present there is just one Cyber Crime Police Station for the entire State and the number of registered cyber crime cases are steadily going up. It has crossed 10,000. So we have decided to set up one new Cyber Crime Police Station under each of the four range Inspector General offices in the State and one under the Crime Branch, thus taking the total number to six”.

The first Cyber Crime Police Station in Kerala started functioning in State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB) Building in Thiruvananthapuram in July, 2009. The Station has jurisdiction all over Kerala and having power to investigate any offense committed under the IT Act 2008. There is also a Hi-Tech Crime Enquiry Cell at the PHQ, started in 2006, to handle Cyber Crime and other techno based crimes committed in Kerala.

The Minister also added that Kerala Police has decided to seek the help of freelance professionals from various fields including IT professionals to help them solve cyber crime cases. The initiative is an attempt to overcome the talent shortage in the department.

These professional experts will form a technical advisory team to help the police tackle cyber crime and will form part of the Public Private Partnership Centre for Cyber Security and Innovations coming up in Technopark, Trivandrum.

Kerala IT News

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