As incidents of crime related to the Internet see a rise, a Cyber Crime police station was inaugurated at the Women Police Station on Netaji Subhas Road at English Bazaar in Malda.

DIG Malda Range, Sujit Sarkar, opened the station in the presence of SP Alok Rajoria, DSP Bipul Majumdar and other police officers of the district.

“Different types of cyber crimes have been reported in the police stations of the district, and trained hands are needed for detailed investigations into the allegations and cases. As such, such a police station was in high demand,” police officials said.

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had also urged such a police station in each district for the convenience of the people.

According to the police, four officers, including an inspector, two sub-inspectors and an assistant subinspector will be deputed in the cyber crime station. It is learnt that these officers are trained in handling details of cyber crime, which at times get intricate.

“Frequently, people complain about various wrongs done on social media or after being defrauded through digital transactions. Such allegations are being investigated both by the police and the cyber crime wing. The police station will now be led by an inspector,” Mr Sarkar said.

On the other hand, Mr Rajoria stressed on expertise of these officers to deal with such crimes.

“The officers are specifically trained in the field and will serve as experts. People can file their complaints at their respective police stations in the area they live in or at the cyber crime police station,” Mr Rajoria added.