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Ggn's Cyber police station to start operations this month

Gurugram; In a city where every three out of ten crimes is a cyber crime, the official operation of the Cyber police station beginning later this month, will come as a relief for residents of Gurugram.
The state-of-the-art police station, located in DLF-V area, is spread over one acre. A total of 50 police personnel will be manning the station, which will be headed by an official of the Assistant Commissioner rank.
Last year, cyber crimes including online banking thefts, credit and debit card frauds were the highest crimes reported in the city.
In 2016, there were 1,343 such crimes registered with the Cyber Crime Branch of Gurugram Police. This year, the number stood at 1,848 cases.
The menace of cyber crime further came to the forefront, after Cyber Crime Branch busted two call centres in Delhi in two separate cases.
These call centres used to employ boys and girls, who would call customers and take their vital financial information, which was later exploited.
The previous year saw a sharp increase in crimes against women in forms of molestation, stalking and physical assault. Worryingly, many of these crimes were committed through digital means.
In 2017, the number of complaints of sexual harassment of women online rose by over 40 per cent, compared to 2016. In 2016, there were over 200 such cases registered with Cyber Crime Branch, while in 2017, more than 350 cases come to the fore.
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