The Police Department of Maharashtra (India) is going to open a Cyber Crime Police Station to improve the detection of cyber crime. Maharashtra's first, full-fledged, dedicated Cyber Crime Police Station will start functioning in Bandra-Kurla Complex Police Station in Bandra.
The Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC) of the Mumbai police, which is the only jurisdiction in the city, will now have statewide jurisdiction. Now, CCIC will also have the power to register FIRs and make arrests. The 18 member CCIC will be absorbed into the 61 strong police station. All 84 police stations in the city will report to the Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), while personnel from the new police station will report to the Joint Commissioner (Crime). The new facility will tackle e-Crimes and also improve Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and call-centre industry. Last year, the Mumbai Police had also begun compiling a list of all Internet Protocol addresses in the city.
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