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Yogi Adityanath Launches 57 New Cyber Police Stations to Strengthen Uttar Pradesh’s Defense Against Cybercrime



Yogi Adityanath Launches 57 New Cyber Police Stations to Strengthen Uttar Pradesh's Defense Against Cybercrime

Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, launched 57 new cyber police stations on Wednesday at a function held in Lucknow. This initiative is part of the state’s comprehensive strategy to address the escalating challenge of cyber threats.

Statewide Cyber Security Enhancement

In December 2023, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet, under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, sanctioned the creation of 57 cybercrime police stations. This decision aims to extend specialized cybercrime investigation capabilities to every one of the state’s 75 districts, thereby enhancing Uttar Pradesh’s ability to tackle online security threats more effectively.

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At the launch ceremony, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “UP police would be the first in India to have cyber police stations in all the districts. All police stations in UP will have cyber cells so that victims do not have to go to dedicated cyber police stations. Their problem will be resolved at the station level. These police stations are being made for common man of this state”

Geographical Distribution for Optimal Coverage

Key districts such as Ghaziabad, Raebareli, Sitapur, and Kanpur Dehat will be among the locations for the new cyber police stations. The strategic placement of these stations across Uttar Pradesh ensures a comprehensive reach and quicker reaction to cybercrime incidents, catering to the state’s varied geographic regions.

Financial Commitment to Cybersecurity

The initiative carries a financial commitment of over Rs 127.24 crore from the state government, underlining its dedication to constructing a strong cybersecurity infrastructure. This funding will support the development of the police stations and provision them with the latest technology and skilled staff to counteract the complexity of modern cyber threats.

Streamlining Operations for Enhanced Efficiency

With the new system, the cybercrime police stations will operate under the supervision of the District Superintendents of Police (SPs) rather than the Inspectors General (IGs). This organizational change is designed to improve the efficiency and decision-making process at the local level, enabling law enforcement to adapt their strategies to the distinct cybercrime patterns found in their areas.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the launch of 57 cyber police stations in Uttar Pradesh

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the launch of 57 cyber police stations in Uttar Pradesh

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At the launch ceremony, Prashant Kumar DGP UP Police said this move will help in capacity building and keep a check on rising cases of cybercrime. He emphasized that each police station in UP (1526 police stations) will also have cybercrime help desk or cyber cell with dedicated five staff to deal with technical cases.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched other initiatives for UP police. At the launch, he said earlier no one wanted to come to UP. Even police used to hide their identity when they used to step out. There was no infrastructure for police and no proper police line till 2017. But now we are working proactively to make their lives better by building better police lines, buildings and infrastructure.

The state was infamous for riots and women were not safe earlier. We were number one in population but last in employment and investment. Earlier UP residents had to hide their identity but now people are proud to be one of the most progressive states. CM lauded UP police for making these possible he said it is because of continuous effort by UP police we have been able to achieve it.

The government also ensured capacity building of policing by recruiting more officers and training them. CM Yogi said we are going to multiply our training infrastructure so that other forces can come to UP for training.

“We are strengthening PAC in UP and creating a special security force to strengthen police in the state,” CM Yogi Adityanath said.

A Significant Leap Forward in Cybercrime Prevention

The establishment of these 57 new stations marks a substantial increase in Uttar Pradesh’s cybercrime prevention capabilities, adding to the existing 18 district cybercrime police stations. This expanded network signifies the state’s active efforts to combat cybercrime and safeguard its citizens in the increasingly digital world.


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