Mumbai : 43 Cyber Labs to Combat Rising Cyber Crimes to Come Up In Maharashtra

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MUMBAI: In a significant move to tackle the escalating threat of cybercrimes, Maharashtra is actively developing an integrated cyber platform and has unveiled plans to create 43 cyber labs across the state. Simultaneously, efforts are underway at the central level to expedite the passage of the Shakti Act, aimed at imposing stringent penalties on perpetrators of violence against women.

A robust crackdown is also in progress against those engaged in the illicit trade of drugs and illegal liquor. Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, addressing the Assembly today, announced a resolute “zero tolerance” policy towards crime.

Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis emphasized the gravity of violence and crimes targeting women, asserting the immediate conversion of complaints against women into First Information Reports (FIRs). This proactive approach has led to a notable rise in the number of cases being registered. Maharashtra currently stands 12th in the national ranking of reported crimes.

The Deputy Chief Minister further revealed that a total of 1,651 cases of extortion, 3,132 instances of organized crime, 166,428 cases of cheating, and 92 cases under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) have been registered. In a collaborative effort, a combined task force of central and state governments has been constituted to combat the sale and transportation of drugs.

Ensuring the well-being of women police personnel is also a priority, with provisions for improved facilities at their deployment locations. A comprehensive report on enhancing facilities for women police officers within police stations is in progress. Strong and decisive action will be taken against any individuals who disrespect revered figures within the state. “No leniency will be granted,” the Deputy Chief Minister affirmed.

The Assembly discussion witnessed active participation from members including Jitendra Awhad, Nitesh Rane, Varsha Gaikwad, Yamini Jadhav, Abu Azmi, Atul Bhatkhalkar, Ravindra Waikar, Rais Shaikh, Manisha Chaudhary, Balasaheb Thorat, Sunil Prabhu, Anil Deshmukh, Sanjay Kelkar, Balwantrao Wankhede, Rajesh Tope, Sangram Jagtap, Ravindra Dhangekar, Vishwajit Kadam, Rohit Pawar, and others.

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