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Gurgaon to get first cyber police station

If somebody has hacked into your e-mail account, or defaced your website or stolen proprietary data then you may approach a unique police station exclusively dealing in cyber crime.

india Updated: Sep 22, 2012 23:29 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja

If somebody has hacked into your e-mail account, or defaced your website or stolen proprietary data then you may approach a unique police station exclusively dealing in cyber crime.

The Millennium City will soon have a dedicated cyber crime police station and a new post of DCP, cyber crime, will also be created for the purpose.

The department of home, Haryana, has also decided to construct new swanky police stations on the lines of the one at Madhuban in Karnal district of Haryana. The triple-storey building overlooking the Delhi-Chandigarh highway has an underground parking facility and a fully-furnished visiting hall.

"We have decided to set up two dedicated cyber crime police stations headed by the DCP, cyber crime, in the state. One of these will come up in Gurgaon and another in Chandigarh. The DCP will be conversant in information technology such as master of computer applications (MCA) or from a similar background," said Samir Mathur, home secretary, Haryana.

"The police station, though, would not occupy a large space and will have limited number of computer systems and other devices, besides police officials trained in handling cyber crime," added Mathur.

At present, cyber crime cases are registered at the respective area police station where the crime occurs and are later transferred to the cyber crime cell for investigation. A victim cannot file the complaint with the cyber crime cell directly.

"We are trying to change peoples' perception about the police department. In addition to training policemen, we are also changing the look of the new police stations. This will help bridge the gap between the people and police.” said Mathur.