Four New Cyber Cells for Mumbai

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Mumbai police has come up with a fresh proposal to revive its old plan of starting four cyber cells in the city, so they could tackle the cases of ever increasing cyber-crime better. Revising its older proposal which was succinct, the new proposal lays down the specifics of cybercrime, strength and funds needed in precise manner and has been sent to State government for clearance.


The new cells will be set up in four of the five regions -south, central, east, west and north, Hindustan Times reports. “Each cell will be in a different region, so people do not have to travel too much and can easily file their complaints,” a senior IPS officer said.

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KMM Prasanna, the Additional commissioner of police (Crime) confirmed that they had written to the state government requesting for four cyber labs.

Each cyber cell is proposed to have one senior police inspector, five police inspectors, 10 assistant police inspectors and 30 constables. The constables and police officers will be equipped to trace the accused using Internet Protocol (IP) address, and they will study how to operate software used to trace and track down criminals. They will also be provided training to collect technical evidence that can stand in a court of law.

Currently, there is only one cyber crime police station under the Mumbai crime branch at Bandra-Kurla complex and a cyber cell with the economic offences wing (EOW) at south Mumbai.

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