Odisha to have Cyber Forensic Division; the first in eastern India

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22:

In view of the rising number cyber crime cases in Odisha, a Cyber Forensic Division will be started this year at the State Forensic Science Laboratory, which will be the first of its kind in eastern India, informed B K Sharma on his assuming office as the Special DGP Crime Branch.


“We are going to start a Cyber Forensic Division at the State Forensic Laboratory this year. Which will the first of its type in eastern India,” said Sharma briefing reporters here after taking up his new assignment.

Also there are plans to start Cyber Crime police stations in different places in the state and Bhubaneswar will have the first Cyber police station in the state, the Special DGP Crime Branch said.

“There are plans to set up Cyber Crime police stations at different places in the state. In the first phase Cyber police station will be set up Bhubaneswar. The state government has allotted a piece of land for the purpose near the Heads of Departments Building and we will start Cyber Crime police station in Bhubaneswar this year. We have also submitted proposals to the government for setting up Cyber Crime police stations at Brahmapur, Rourkela and Sambalpur and have also received in-principle approval for the same,” Sharma stated.

The newly appointed Special DGP Crime Branch said the department is now targeting anti-socials.

“The Special Task Force (STF) is in the process of preparing a list of anti-social elements involved in organized crimes like tender extortion etc. It will take preventive measures to curb occurrence of such organized crimes. The STF will be also revamped in the forthcoming days. A month back the government has sanctioned new manpower for STF. An additional manpower of 26 personnel for STF has been sanctioned by the government. The sanctioned manpower includes 15 constables and remaining 11 are officers. We have planned to increase the strength and scope of STF,” Sharma informed.

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