7k cops trained to handle cybercrime

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7k cops trained to handle cybercrime

Thursday, 25 November 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on Wednesday said around 7,000 personnel have been trained in the last three months to handle cyber crime cases in the national Capital.

“We have set up cybercrime police stations in each police district. The notification has been issued and I think, they will start functioning from December 1. Nearly 7,000 policemen have been trained in the last three months to handle these cases effectively. The Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations unit will support them,” Asthana told the media during a programme by the Indian Women’s Press Corps. 

 “You will find that the pace of registration and investigation of cybercrime cases will be expedited. We are fully aware that the cases of cybercrime are shooting up with each passing day. The Delhi Police has been in the forefront of handling cybercrimes expeditiously,” said the CP.

The Delhi Government's home department notification on November 17 said it is considered necessary to set up cyber police stations in each notified police district to investigate cybercrime cases.

Accordingly, cyber police stations will be set up in all 15 police districts, Asthana said.

“The Lieutenant-Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, in order to facilitate extension of better police assistance to the public, hereby, is pleased to direct and declare that the cyber police stations in east, northeast, south, southeast, southwest, west, outer, central, north, northwest, Shahdara, Rohini, New Delhi.

Dwarka and outer north shall be the cyber police stations in each notified 15 police districts in Delhi from the date of issue of this notification,” it read.

The cyber police stations shall have jurisdiction over the entire police district, the notification had stated.

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