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Bengaluru likely to introduce 8 more CEN police stations

Bengaluru likely to introduce 8 more CEN police stations
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In the past two years Bengaluru, has seen almost two times rise in cybercrimes, and is more likely to introduce eight more cybercrime, economic offences and narcotics CEN police stations

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BENGALURU: In the past two years Bengaluru, has seen almost two times rise in cybercrimes, and is more likely to introduce eight more cybercrime, economic offences and narcotics (CEN) police stations.

The only cyber crime police station within the city, had started its operations in April 2017, and has registered 2,023 cases that year, making it to more than 224 cases per month. The number took a hike to 4,672 in the first 11 months of 2018, with an average of 425 cases per month.

Moreover, cyber technology is a game owned by the young and the world over, the youth of which many of them are teenagers and are increasingly assisting the police and the military to deter cyber criminals. More police stations is a good start, but the police will have to take bigger measures if they are to take up the challenge which is ahead of them.

The personnels at the station had claimed that they work at least 13 hours every day. “Cybercrime probe is different as we have to approach third parties like social media entities, banks, cybercafes and private individuals on a regular basis. Also, we depend only on the internet, computers and other devices used to commit the offence to gather evidence. This kind of investigation, involving more machines than humans, takes its own time. On an average, we need at least 40 days to ensure a case reaches its logical conclusion,” an officer said.

MA Saleem the Additional director general of police (crime and technical wing) had said that they have written to the government, regarding the approval of eight police stations across eight divisions of the city to ease the burden which is being borne by the existing station.

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