NEW DELHI: To combat cyber crime, the Delhi Police will establish a distinct and dedicated police station in each of the 15 districts.
The new police stations will be known as the Cyber Police Station East, Cyber Police Station North-East, Cyber Police Station South, Cyber Police Station South-East, Cyber Police Station South-West, Cyber Police Station West, Cyber Police Station Outer, Cyber Police Station Central, Cyber Police Station North, Cyber Police Station North-West, Cyber Police Station Shahdara, Cyber Police Station Rohini, Cyber Police Station New Delhi, Cyber Police Station Dwarka and Cyber Police Station Outer North, according to a Delhi Home Department Gazette notification.
The Department stated that establishing a “Cyber Police Station” in each of the police districts was necessary in order to enquire about and investigate cases, and that doing so would allow for improved police assistance to the public. The new stations will have jurisdiction over the entire police district, which will be communicated to the Cyber Police Station.
Email frauds, social media crimes, mobile app-related crimes, business email compromise, data theft, ransomware, net banking/ATM frauds, fake calls fraud, insurance fraud, lottery scams, bitcoin, cheating ccams, online transactions fraud, gift card frauds, and sextortion, and Phishing-Vishing frauds are among the types of cyber crimes that have increased in the national capital.
The Delhi Police’s Cyber Crime Cell is a specialised section that handles all complex and sensitive cyber crime cases, particularly those involving women and children as victims.
The previous Cyber Crime Cell had a cutting-edge Cyber Lab with cyber forensic capabilities like data extraction from hard drives and mobile phones, imaging and hash value calculation, forensic servers, portable forensic tools for on-site examination, and the ability to extract data from the latest Android and iOS phones as well as Chinese phones.
The Delhi Police will now be required to establish the same advanced cyber lab in each of the national capital’s 15 districts.
According to data released by the Delhi Police during its annual press conference in February, cyber-crime cases increased from March to May 2020, when limitations were in place owing to the COVID-19 outbreak. In May, the number of such instances increased from roughly 2,000 in March to over 4,000.
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