A dedicated police station to tackle cyber crime has been set up in the metropolis, becoming the third such facility in India to deal with new-age cases.
The cyber crime police station, the first-of-its-kind in Maharashtra, started functioning on May 30 in Bandra-Kurla Complex at suburban Bandra.
Such specialised police stations already exist in Bangalore and Hyderabad, two top IT hubs in the country.
"The dedicated police station will now register first information report on its own and investigate the offences pertaining to cyber space. The police station will take care of all cyber cases in the city including that of terror e-mails," Additional Police Commissioner (Crime) Deven Bharti said.
The existing Cyber Crime Investigation Cell of the city police probes cyber offences, but the FIRs are registered in local police stations depending on the site of the offence.
A specially trained team of over 25 policemen, headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), has been selected for the new job.
The facility will function under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Preventive) and Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime).