Srinagar to get cyber crime police station next month
This Will Be Second Such Police Station In JK
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Apr 15: In a bid to tackle cyber crime and tighten noose around hackers, a full-fledged Cyber crime police station in Kashmir valley would be inaugurated after the reopening of move offices in the Summer capital. This will be the second Cyber police station in J&K.
Though, JK Director General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda in November last year announced that three cyber police stations would be made functional in the state from December 15, 2011, inauguration of proposed cyber police station in Srinagar was delayed, probably for certain clarifications sought by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Earlier the state’s home department had proposed to establish three cyber police station, with two in Srinagar and one in Jammu. In Srinagar, cyber police stations were supposed to be established at Crime Branch Headquarters and SOG headquarters Cargo.
The cyber crime police station located at SOG headquarters Jammu was inaugurated by chief minister Omar Abdullah on February 16 this year.
On the same day, the police and civil administration in Srinagar had made adequate arrangements for online inauguration of cyber crime police station by chief minister at Srinagar based SOG headquarters. “The Cyber crime police station here was not inaugurated,citing the reason that one state could not have more than one such police station,” a senior police officer told Greater Kashmir, wishing not to be named. “So it needed more clarifications from MHA.”
“A full fledged cyber police station will start functioning in Srinagar by next month as preparations for establishing it are almost complete,” Director General of Police (DGP) J&K, Kuldeep Khoda told Greater Kashmir.
Minister of state for Home & Tourism Nasir Aslam Wani told Greater Kashmir that soon after opening of move offices in the Summer capital, the cyber crime police station would be inaugurated. “One such police station has been established in Jammu and we are going to inaugurate one more in Srinagar soon after the move offices open in summer capital,” Wani said adding that every facility would be provided for better functioning of cyber crime police station.
However, a senior police officer here said that despite not having a full-fledged cyber crime police station, police will continue its fight against cyber crime. “We are having adequate trained men to take care of cyber crime in the valley, especially in Srinagar,” he said. “Cyber related crime is being considered as major challenge by police and efforts are underway to keep a check on such a crime.”
According to a police officer, now-a-days police in Srinagar is registering cyber crime related cases in different police stations, but those cases are being investigated by an officer deputed by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar. “SSP deputes an IT expert to investigate the case,” the police officer said.
Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir has become sixth state and seventh place in India to have separate cyber crime police station. Prior to Jammu and Kashmir, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and CBI Headquarters in New Delhi had set up separate police stations to deal with the cyber crime.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 15 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 15 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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