"Four new cyber police stations will come up in the city. The government has sanctioned 186 new posts for this initiative and most of them would be in the rank of assistant police inspectors," K M M Prasanna, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) told PTI.
The National Crime Records Bureau, in its report on crime in 2016, which was released on November 30 last year, had stated that Mumbai stood first among all cities in the country in terms of cyber crime cases.
Mumbai currently has one cyber police station, at Bandra Kurla Complex, and officials said that it would become the first city in the country to have five such police stations once the proposed four are up and running.
"Mumbai Police had started cyber crime cells at all its 93 police stations a few months ago. These cells will forward serious matters to the five cyber police stations," he said.
"It will help us tackle cyber crime effectively which in turn will help the common citizen. We expect the government resolution on the setting up of these new cyber police stations in a week," Prasanna said.
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