State to get cyber crime squad, with units in all districts

Karnataka, which was the first state in the country to establish cyber crime police station, will add another feather to its cap. The state government is gearing up to create cyber crime squad to avert cyber crimes.

To check cyber crimes across the state, the squad would have branches in all the district headquarters, Home Minister G Parameshwara announced during the inaugural ceremony of the 60th All India Police Duty Meet that began at the Karnataka Police Academy here on Monday.

Parameshwara said detection of cyber crimes is a challenge before the police as the culprits operate from different parts of the world.

“Despite the United States being a technological power, the US presidential elections were hacked by criminals. This has made the Karnataka police to think twice on such crimes. Though 60% of the software in the country is developed in Karnataka, the state is not secure in terms of cyber crimes.

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