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BHOPAL: To face the new challenges of cyber crime, the state cyber department has decided to decentralise the system. In the new year, police stations will be opened in the four zones. The cyber police predict that cyber criminals may try to ensnare more innocent people in their web and rob them of their hard-earned money.

Sources in the department said that capacity-building of the forensic lab of the department is one of the major tasks. The enhancement of the lab will lead to the department completing investigations in time, as well as handling more cases at one time.

Four times the staff needed

The capacity-building is related to the hard disc memory of computers, laptops, mobiles and multimedia evidence. To face the new era challenges, the cyber police need four times the staff they now have.

SP Gurkaran Singh informed Free Press that, currently, in the state, only one police station is present in Bhopal. Now, police stations will be opened in four zones.

FIRs at zonal police stations

Currently, all FIRs are registered at the police station situated in Bhopal. But, after some time, FIRs will be filed at the zonal police stations. The complainant will not have to come to Bhopal for filing an FIR.

Singh added that, under the cyber crime prevention against women and children (CCPWC) scheme, more officers will be trained right from the district level to the sub-divisional level. The motive of the training is to sensitise and enhance the capacity of the police personnel to understand cyber crime patterns and their investigation. He added that the cyber police was releasing its advisory from time to time prevent people in falling in the online fraudsters’ net.

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