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Cyber crime police station soon

Date: April 22, 2008

MUMBAI: The city police have invited applications from police personnel to join the state's first cyber crime police station. The selection procedure will be completed by the end of this week, said senior officers.

The proposal to start a cyber police station was sanctioned by the home department in 2007. Once set up, the police station will take on a host of cyber crimes from protecting Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) units to tackling financial terrorism.

"We are in the process of recruiting staff for the cyber crime police station and will complete the process by the end of this week. Those who have worked with the cyber crime investigation cell (CCIC) and have computer knowledge will be given preference," said joint commissioner of police (crime) Rakesh Maria.

The police station will have authority to register an FIR and investigate the case. At present, cyber related cases are looked into by the CCIC. However, it does not have power to register a case as it's not a police station.

The cyber crime police station was about to be started on January 26 this year but the inauguration got postponed due to some technical problems. It is still not clear who will head the cyber police station.

Generally, a police station is headed by joint commissioner of police (law and order) but police sources insist that being a specialised police station, it will be under the direct supervision of joint commissioner of police (crime).

A staff of 61 personnel, including four assistant commissioners, four inspectors, 17 sub-inspectors and 36 constables, has been sanctioned. The police station is likely to be started at BKC.

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