Picture Credit- CO Nazeerabad Geetanjali Singh
- Kanpur is the third city in Uttar Pradesh to have its own cyber crime police station
- The police station, also referred to as ‘cyber thana’ will be focusing on cases of online fraud, bullying and stalking
Kanpur: After Noida and Lucknow, Kanpur has become the third city in Uttar Pradesh to get a cyber police station. The police station was inaugurated on June 23 by IG Mohit Agarwal in the presence of senior officials like CO Nazeerabad Geetanjali Singh.
The police station has been set up to prioritise on crimes that take place in the virtual world of the internet.
From bullying to internet fraud, the cops working at the cyber thana will be looking into crimes that take place with the click of a button. The cyber thana has been set up next to the office of Kanpur SP. A total of 20 cops will be working at the police station.
Supervisor of the cyber thana, Geetanjali Singh told Mirror Now that the officials will focus on cases that require detailed technical investigation. The police station, however, will not be focusing on all the cases filed with the local police.
Only cases that have direct links to the cyber world, cases that require technical expertise or intervention on the inter-state or district level will be handled by the cyber thana. Cases of online fraud where the aggrieved has been duped of Rs 1 lakh or more will also be investigated by the cyber thana police.
The cops working at the cyber thana will investigate cases of cyberbullying, stalking, online fraud and cases of impersonation. Singh said, “Any case referred to us by the DGP UP will also be taken up by us or any case that is beyond the jurisdiction of a police station will be handed over to us. ”