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UP Beefs Up Cybersecurity with 57 New Cyber Crime Police Stations



Uttar Pradesh Unveils Bold Plan to Battle Cyber Crime Surge: Know CM Yogi Adityanath’s Blueprint

LUCKNOW: Tackling the growing threat of cybercrime, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet, under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, approved the establishment of 57 cyber crime police stations across the state. This expansion will bring dedicated cybercrime investigation units to all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh, significantly boosting the state’s capacity to combat online threats.

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Spreading the Net Wider:

As announced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Khanna, the new stations will be strategically located in districts like Ghaziabad, Raebareli, Sitapur, and Kanpur Dehat, among others. This move ensures broader coverage and faster response times to cybercrime incidents across the diverse geographical landscape of Uttar Pradesh.

Investing in Security:

The establishment of these stations comes with a price tag of over Rs 127.24 crore, reflecting the state government’s commitment to investing in robust cybersecurity infrastructure. This investment will not only cover the setting up of the stations but also equip them with cutting-edge technology and trained personnel to handle increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.

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Enhanced Efficiency and Expertise:

Minister Khanna further highlighted that the cyber crime police stations will now function under the direct supervision of the Superintendents of Police (SPs) instead of the Inspectors General (IGs). This decentralization aims to improve operational efficiency and decision-making, allowing local law enforcement to tailor their response to the specific cybercrime trends in their respective districts.

Building on Existing Efforts:

The addition of these 57 stations will significantly expand Uttar Pradesh’s existing network of 18 district cyber crime police stations. This multi-pronged approach demonstrates the state’s proactive stance in curbing cybercrime and protecting its citizens in the digital age.

The Takeaway:

The Uttar Pradesh government’s initiative to establish 57 new cyber crime police stations is a timely and commendable step towards strengthening the state’s cybersecurity infrastructure. This expansion will not only deter and investigate cybercrime but also create a more secure online environment for citizens and businesses alike.

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