Bhubaneswar: With a view to collect digital evidence and use cyber investigative techniques, East Coast Railway (ECoR) General Manager Vidya Bhushan on Thursday inaugurated RPF Cyber Cell at the ECoR headquarters.
Bhushan said that the cyber cell will certainly help in better detection and prosecution of increasing white collar crimes that involve hi-tech technologies and IT systems. He also emphasized on more technological training to the security personnel to tackle with the increasing online fraud cases.
It will be useful in detection of unscrupulous persons cornering reserved berths in advance, by passing the process of reservation using unauthorized software/applications. These persons sell tickets to the needy passengers at exorbitantly high price. This cell will also help in tracking of criminals who run away after committing crime in Railway premises such as theft of railway property, dashing of level crossing gates etc, said an ECoR communiqué.
The data on crimes such as crime against women and children, narcotics, smuggling of forest products in Railway Stations, trains and premises etc. will be shared with other law enforcement agencies too. Such initiative is certainly going to help in creating an environment of reduction in crime in Railways for more secured journey for its passengers and better protection of Railway Property.
High-end hardware and software have been procured and installed. Highly trained RPF personnel have been deployed in this cell.
ECoR Additional General Manager Sudhir Kumar; Principal Chief Security Commissioner Rajaram, Principal Heads of Departments, DRM/Khurda Road and other senior officers were present on the occassion.