Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced the imminent operational launch of Mumbai’s pioneering state-of-the-art cyber police station, a significant development aimed at combating the surge in cybercrimes and financial frauds plaguing the city. The announcement was made during the Legislative Assembly session on Friday.
The initiative, conceived in response to the escalating incidents of cybercrimes and fraudulent activities, stemmed from the proactive demand of Bandra West Assembly constituency MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar. Shelar had emphasized the urgent need for an independent cyber police station and proposed a suitable location, which was subsequently accepted by the then Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis.
The construction of this cutting-edge facility, initiated with the laying of the foundation stone on June 15, 2019, by Devendra Fadnavis, is now nearing completion. Positioned on Swami Vivekananda Road near Bandra Railway station, the multi-storied complex will house a state-of-the-art police station, officer’s quarters, and an independent cyber training center.
MLA Ashish Shelar, addressing the Assembly, sought an update on the station’s operational status. He highlighted the ongoing construction progress, indicating that the building’s construction, including facilities for the cyber police station, DCP cybercrime cell, officer’s quarters, and a lab, is advancing, with the furniture installation phase underway.
Responding to the inquiry regarding the station’s commencement, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis affirmed that the cyber police station and lab would soon become operational following a review of the ongoing work. This proactive measure aims to address the escalating cyber threats and bolster law enforcement’s capabilities in tackling cybercrimes in Mumbai and Maharashtra, reflecting a pivotal step towards a technologically equipped response to the evolving challenges in the digital realm.