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Odisha government to set up 14 cyber police stations
The Odisha government has decided to set up 14 new cyber police stations at different places, including one each at Bhubaneswar and Cuttack as cybercrimes are rising and many people are falling prey to cyber frauds.
According to the reports, at present only four cyber police stations, one each at Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela and Sambalpur are operational in the state. The rise in cybercrimes have been increased and people are falling prey to cyber fraud and the city need one cyber police station in each district which will effectively handle digital offence. Further, the Crime Branch has also planned to set up a state-level body to oversee the functioning and performance of all the cyber police stations in the state. As planned, an IG-ranked officer will head the proposed cybercrime investigating agency.
The report further added that at least 779 cybercrime cases have been registered from January 1 till May 31 this year across the state. Cybercrime offences increased by an alarming 31% in Odisha in 2020 as compared to 2019. Statistics of Odisha police said altogether 1931 cybercrime cases were registered last year against 1475 cases in 2019. Interview Times
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