KOCHI: It appears that the proposed Cyber Crime Centre at Infopark, Kochi, which was announced in the State Budget two years ago, would not be realised now.
In fact, the Cyberdome to be set up in Thiruvananthapuram, which was announced by the government recently, is the same as the Cyber Crime Centre.
According to sources in the Hightech Cell of the Kerala Police, initially it was decided to launch the Cyber Crime Centre in Kochi, but the project was dropped later as the authorities could not find a proper space for it at Infopark.
“Since a high number of cyber crimes are reported in Kochi, it was first decided to start the Cyber Crime Centre in Kochi.
The Centre, a Public-Private Partnership project, was intended to monitor, research and find solutions to the new trends in cyber crimes. Though talks were held with several private firms in the field, due to lack of infrastructure the project was shifted to Technopark in Thiruvananthapuram under a new name,” the sources said.
Meanwhile, the Police Department has sought the assistance of IT firms to set up the Cyberdome. The facility will be set up in 5,000 sq-feet space inside the Technopark. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
Kochi City Police Commissioner K G James said that a cyber police station would come up at Infopark, instead of the Cyber Crime Centre.
“We will soon get a new cyber police station in the city. We have identified the location for the police station, and a proposal has been sent to the government. Currently, there is only one cyber police station in the entire State, which functions in Thiruvananthapurm.
The decision to start cyber police stations in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram was taken in the wake of the recent increase in cyber crimes,” they added.
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Courtesy: Indian Express