Special cyber crime wing for government railway police

CHENNAI: The Government Railway Police (GRP)of the state force has got a cyber crime wing. The new group will help GRP, which is now dependent on the cyber unit of the city and state police.

“The unit will come in handy to crack crimes reported in our jurisdiction. Earlier, to solve even minor cases we had to depend on cyber crime officers of the state and city police who had access to a sophisticated laboratory,” said additional director-general of police (railways) R Sekar who was behind setting up the unit.

The special cell would reduce the dependence on the state and city police, particularly for small cases, he added. The new unit recently busted a gang involved in a series of burglaries on trains with the arrest of nine people from Haryana. “If needed we will seek the upgradation of the state cyber crime laboratory in Chennai to widen our scope,” he added.

Sekar said they planned to rope in more police personnel, of ranks ranging from constable to inspector and having expertise of cyber crime investigation, to work in the special unit. “Many policemen and women have completed specialized courses related to cyber crime investigations.”