State’s first cyber police station is all set to investigate online frauds and related crimes, but is caught up in a glitch as the government is yet to find a DySP-rank officer who could be the in-charge of the station.

The state government has already issued a notification establishing the police station. According to the sources, the authorities are looking for an officer who has profound knowledge of computers, IT act and is willing to work in the station. Many officers expressed unwillingness because, for them, cyber police station would not be a ‘plum posting,’ said a source.

Sharat Kaviraj, nodal officer, cyber police station, said: “Everything is ready to make this police station operational. We are just awaiting the appointment of one deputy superintendent of police (DySP) by the headquarters. Hopefully, he would join within a fortnight and with all the logistic support available, we expect the station to start functioning within a month.”

“We have asked respective police stations to identify personnel who are willing to work in this station. It includes those who already have a technical know-how on computers. all the selected policemen would be trained at a later stage and would be made well-versed with the IT Act, cyber frauds, phishing, online lottery frauds, email hacking and other malpractices,”he said.

We wish we would be fighting soon on the front against Cyber Crime more persuasively now 🙂