Kerala cyber police station opened today

After sleeping on the files for around five years, the first cyber police station in the State is becoming a reality.

Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan inaugurated the cyber police station at the State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB) office at Pattom today.

The first cyber police station was notified by the previous UDF Government. Hormis Tharakan was the DGP then. But the setting up of the station was delayed by over these years. In the meantime, the Hi-Tech Crime Inquiry Cell was constituted at the police headquarters to handle cyber crimes.

The new cyber police station would be headed by a DySP as the station house officer and there would be two circle inspectors, two sub-inspectors and six constables. The station would have jurisdiction across the State. The station would come under the Crime Branch and its functioning would be supervised by IG SCRB Tomin Thachankary.
The present DySP of the SCRB Rajendran would be posted at the Cyber Police station. Tomin Thachankary said that all major cyber crimes registered at any police station in the State would be transferred to the cyber police station.

Complaints regarding cyber crimes could also be registered at the cyber police station. However, if the crime is not a major one it would be referred to the local police station concerned. The cyber police station would function with the support of the Hi-tech Crime Inquiry Cell and the District Cyber Cells.