When it comes to registering and detecting cyber crime offences, Mumbai Police is setting an example for other states' force. Mumbai Police cyber wing's exemplary performance has prompted the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) to send its team to the city to visit the cyber police station and interact with the officers here.
A team of Gujarat ATS visited the Mumbai cyber cell police station in Bandra on Friday to exchange ideas on handling sensitive cases. The Gujarat team, once back in their own state, will set up a similar kind of cyber cell police station.
"A team of Gujarat ATS did visit our cyber cell police station and our officers shared their knowledge on cyber crime. We are happy to share information from our experiences," said KMM Prasanna, additional commissioner of police (crime).
Prasanna added, "In today's world, a new trend of crime has emerged, which is perpetrated via the internet. The Mumbai Police realised the threat from such crimes long back and, hence, established a full-fledged cyber police station. Our officers have done some good detection over time."
The cyber cell has played an instrumental role in helping the Mumbai Police crack some major cases. The Indian Mujahideen media cell was busted by the Mumbai Police, leading to the arrest of several terrorists. During the 26/11 terror attack, the cyber cell of Mumbai Police played an important role in tracking calls made by the handlers to the terrorists using Voice over Internet Protocol.