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UP to have cyber crime stations in every district: Yogi

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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Saturday directed that the cyber crime police stations, currently operating at the regional level, should be set up in all 75 districts and the cyber cells currently operating at the district level be expanded to all police stations.

Following the CM’s directive 57 new cyber police stations will be set up in the state within the next two months, while cyber cells will also be functional in every police station apart from cyber help desks. All cyber police stations will be set up in local police lines.

While reviewing the cyber security arrangements in the state on Saturday, the CM said that in recent times the nature of crime has changed due to misuse of technology. “Diverse kinds of cyber frauds related to customer care, pension, electricity bill, work from home, sextortion, loan app, parcel, franchisee, fake betting app, crypto investment fraud and Ponzi scheme fraud are being seen today. The common man is becoming a direct victim of this. To avoid this, we have to be vigilant at every level,” he said.

Emphasising that awareness is the most important means to prevent cyber crimes, he directed the officials to prepare awareness material immediately and implement it, in addition to making it part of the school curriculum. “Apart from this, by training Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSAs) and District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) as master trainers, the principals and teachers should be sensitised about cyber crime in a phased manner followed by students and their parents,” he said.

Stressing the need for proper training of the police force for investigation of cyber crimes, Yogi said that 5 police officers from each district should be trained at the state level and the trained officers should train 5 Inspectors or Sub-Inspectors from each police station of their district regarding the course available on the Citren portal.

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