Bhubaneswar: At least three more new Cyber Crime Police stations will be set up in Bhubaneswar, Balasore and Jeypore, said Director General of Police (DGP) Dr RP Sharma on the sidelines of inaugural function of a four-day specialised training programme on cyber crime.
Sharma said three new cyber police stations have been proposed as there has been an alarming rise in cyber crimes in the State. The State has four cyber police stations now.
The DGP said while 120 cyber cases were registered in the State in 2013, the figure went upward to 868 in 2018.
“In proportion to the number of cyber cases, there aren’t adequate numbers of cyber police stations in the State to deal with these cases. Hence, three new cyber police stations have will be set up,” said the DGP.
He also said that the number of investigating officers will also be increased to handle the cases.
Today, Sharma inaugurated a four-day specialised training programme on Cyber Crime Investigation and Forensics at Police Bhawan here. On the occasion the DGP also released a compendium on Cyber Investigation and Forensics & Disest on Criminal Prosecution 2019 prepared by Crime Branch CID.
The programme which is being organised in collaboration with State Branch of UNICEF was also attended by UNICEF Odisha chief Dr Monika Nielsen, CB ADG Santosh Upadhyay his deputy Arun Bothra, Sandip Madker.
As many as 200 Police officers from different districts participated in the training programme.