Kerala gets five new cyber police stations

Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) Five new cyber police stations will be set up in Kerala, raising their number to six, a minister said Thursday.

Addressing reporters here, state Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said the decision was taken at a high level meeting of the home department.

“Today there is just one cyber police station and the number of registered cyber cases have crossed 10,000. Hence we have decided to set up one new cyber police station under each of the four range inspector general offices in the state and one under the Crime Branch,” said Radhakrishnan.

He added that Kerala has three crore mobile phones.

“We have also decided to seek the help of professionals from various fields including software… to help solve cases,” added Radhakrishnan.

He declined to comment if he will be demitting office of the home minister which according to media speculations will be taken over by state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala.

The Chief Minister Oomen Chandy’s government celebrates the second anniversary of assuming office on Saturday.

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