Three more cyber police stations would be set up in Odisha to deal with the rising number of cyber crimes in the state, said an official in Bhubaneswar on Monday. Also Read - ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India to Set up Mega Steel Plant in Odisha at Rs 50,000 Crore
While in 2013, 120 cyber crime cases were registered in the state, it went up to 868 in 2018. Also Read - Coronavirus Travel Guidelines: This State Mandates Week-Long Home Isolation For People Coming From Maharashtra, Kerala, MP, Punjab and Chhattisgarh | Key Points
These cyber police stations would be set up in Bhubaneswar, Balasore and Jeypore, said Director General of Police (DGP) Rajendra Prasad Sharma. At present, Odisha has four cyber police station in Cuttack, Rourkela, Berhampur and Sambalpur. Also Read - Over 25 Students of a Technical University in Odisha Test COVID Positive, Quarantined
Addressing a three-day training programme of the cyber investigating officers, Sharma said more such officers would be appointed in police stations.
In Bhubaneswar, a forensic lab-cum-training centre is under construction and will be complete in one-two months.