Sambalpur (Odisha), Mar 28 (PTI) Odisha Director General of Police RP Sharma today inaugurated the first Cyber Police Station of northern police range at Bareipali area in Sambalpur town.

The police station will deal with cyber crimes of nine districts – Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Bolangir, Sonepur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Deogarh and Boudh.

An inspector, a sub-inspector and five trained technical constables have been appointed at the cyber police station here.

Inspector-in-charge of the Cyber Police Station Bulu Munda said, the cyber police station will work under the Crime Branch and the personnel have undergone training under the Crime Branch.

“The police station will deal with ATM fraud and crime in social media. Earlier, such cases were being registered in general police station,” he said.

The DGP also inaugurated new buildings for the office and the residence of the Sub-divisional police officer of Rairkhol, new building for the Rengali police station, new building for the Sambalpur Town police station and police petrol pump in Sambalpur, which is the second police petrol pump in the state after Jharsuguda.

Sharma also laid foundation stone for construction of 28 staff quarter during his visit to Sambalpur.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.