Owing to the increase in cyber crime in the city, Gurgaon is set to get a police station dealing exclusively in such cases.

The Millennium City will be first in the state to have a dedicated cyber crime police station. Separate staff will be hired. They will be headed by deputy commissioner of police, cyber crime, a new post.

A similar station is scheduled to be set up in Chandigarh. The police station will be state-of -the-art with an underground parking lot and a well-furnished waiting hall. It will be constructed on the lines of the one at Madhuban in Karnal district.

Special computer systems and gadgets and a fleet of ethical hackers will be part of this station.

“Gurgaon has been witnessing a spurt in cyber crime and, unfortunately, the conviction rate is low. It is disturbing to find that the average age of criminals has decreased considerably. Thus, we have decided to come up with this special station. The modalities are being worked out in Chandigarh. A new post of deputy commissioner of police, cyber crime, is likely to be created and the incumbent will be well-versed with information technology,” said a senior police official.

Currently, cyber crime cases are registered at the respective area police stations from where, after preliminary investigation, they are transferred to the cyber crime cell. A victim cannot file the complaint with the cyber crime cell directly.

“The new police station will ease the load on us. If people get direct access to key investigation officials, it will go a long way in encouraging people in registering their complaints and even speed up the investigation and increase the conviction rate. Moreover, with criminals getting hi-tech, we need people with similar skills to deal with them,” added the official.