CM Devendra Fadnavis lays foundation stone for Cyber Cell in Mumbai

As per the sources, the cyber lab, police station and training centre will occupy the lower six floors whereas the remainder of the floors will be used for residential apartments

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On June 15, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis laid the foundation stone of a new cyber-crime office in Mumbai. The 10-storeyed complex in Bandra will also consist of a police station, a training centre along with flats for senior police personnel.

As per the sources, the cyber lab, police station and training centre will occupy the lower six floors whereas the remainder of the floors will be used for residential apartments. The entire project will be constructed by the Maharashtra State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation (MSPHWC).

Addressing a gathering on the occasion, the Maharashtra CM stated that a significant amount of crime was currently being carried out using online tools and therefore, it was vital to tackle them effectively.

The event took place in the presence of state minister Deepak Kesarkar, Mumbai North Central MP Poonam Mahajan and Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Barve.

Previously, the Maharashtra government has taken up many steps in the past to curb the number of cybercrimes. Notably, in 2015, Maharashtra became the first state in India to start a cyber wing in police stations. Since then there have been 651 police personnel from 93 police stations across Mumbai who have received cyber training.   

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