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Nine cyber crime cells mooted

Date: January 11, 2008
By: Asseem Shaikh,TNN

PUNE: The state criminal investigation department (CID), Pune has mooted a proposal to set up nine cyber crime investigation cells (CCIC) in the state for investigating cases filed under the Information Technology (IT) Act.

The proposal submitted by CID's additional director general of police S.P.S. Yadav to the state director general of police (DGP) P. S. Pasricha has recommended formation of the cyber cells on a priority basis at Pune, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, Aurangabad, Solapur, Nagpur and Amravati.

CID superintendent of police Dilip Bhujbal (Law and Research) said that investigations in cyber crime cases would now be transferred from the concerned investigating police officer to the CCIC. For instance, the CCIC in Pune will investigate cases from Pune city, Pune rural and Kolhapur range. As of now all such cases are investigated by an officer of the rank of deputy superintendent of police or above as contemplated under the IT Act.

The proposal, which is under scrutiny at the DGP's office, will be forwarded to the state government for final approval. Bhujbal further said that the proposal was prepared on the basis of recommendations made by an expert committee set up to review cyber crime in the state.

Out of the 35 cases registered in the state in 2006, the committee found that Pune registered 10 cases, which is the highest, followed by nine in Mumbai and three in Aurangabad. The CID has proposed that CCIC should be headed by an officer of the rank of superintendent of police who will be followed by two deputy superintendents of police, two inspectors, six assistant/sub inspectors, three hawaldhars, six police naiks/constables, two drivers and a stenographer.

The CCIC would be equipped with facilities like computers, dedicated internet connections, modem, advanced softwares and other infrastructure which will be funded by the government.

Policemen attached to the CCIC will be given extensive training to investigate cyber crimes by seeking assistance from experts, Bhujbal added.

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