Noida to get cyber police station by February, authority floats tender
Cases of organised cyber frauds and those involving cheating of ₹25 lakh or more reported only from Gautam Budh Nagar will be registered and investigated here; the UP special task force will run the cyber crime stationnoida Updated: Dec 15, 2017 23:17 IST
The Gautam Budh Nagar district will have a cyber police station by February. The Noida authority has issued tenders for the renovation of a vacant public building in Sector 36 for the police station.
The cyber police station will be the second of its kind in Uttar Pradesh, after the one in Lucknow, and it will have the authority to register cases pertaining to cyber crime, investigate them and also prosecuteoffenders as the station will have a specialised court attached, on the lines of Cyber police station in Lucknow.
SC Mishra, the project engineer of Noida Authority said, “We have invited bids for the renovation of the public building in Sector 36, which will be handed over to the UP Police for setting up the cyber police station. The work on the renovation of the building will start in the second week of January and shall be completed by February.”
Cases of organised cyber frauds and those involving cheating of ₹25 lakh or more will be registered and investigated by the UP special task force, which will run the cyber crime station.
“The existing Centre for Cyber Crime Investigation (CCCI), situated in Noida’s Sector 6, only takes complaints and assists victims in solving the case, but they do not have the authority to register an FIR or investigate cases. The upcoming police station will have exclusive authority in matters related to cyber crime,” said Triveni Singh, the additional superintendent of police of STF, UP Police.
The police station will have jurisdiction over Meerut, Agra and Bareilly police ranges.
The CCCI will continue to operate independently and will take cases pertaining to Gautam Budh Nagar district alone. After renovation of the building, UP STF will set up the infrastructure on its own.
He said, “Cases of cyber crime are rising exponentially in NCR and western UP. These cases will be dealt with on a fast-track basis once the police station is set up.”
The police station will be headed by an officer of the rank of superintendent and will have two deputy superintendents and at least 50 police personnel, who will have expertise in handling cyber crime cases, Singh said.
The state government in March 2016 approved through a gazette notification the opening of cyber police stations in Lucknow and Noida.
The cyber police station will also assist local police stations in solving cases of online offences.