Punjab to have police station to tackle cyber-crime

November 10th, 2008 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Nov 10 (IANS) The Punjab Police Monday announced that a state-of-the-art cyber crime police station and forensic science laboratory would be set up in the state.Laying the foundation stone of the new project Monday, Director General of Police N.S. Aulakh said that the cyber crime police station was required to cater to technology related crimes committed in the state.

The cyber crime police station and the forensic lab to be set up in Mohali town, 10 km from here, will cost Rs.80 million, Aulakh said.

He said that the proposed Rs.100 million Punjab Police Training Institute for private security guards at Jahan Khelan near Hoshiarpur town, 150 km from here, was going on in full swing and would be completed by June 2009.

The institute would provide training to 4,000 private security guards in a year.

Under the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act, 2005, the training of private security guards to be hired by the private security agencies has become mandatory in the state.

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