Police open unit to support women cybercrime victims



Bangladesh Police have opened  ‘Police Cyber ​​Support for Women’ unit to help women victims of cybercrimes.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Benazir Ahmed inaugurated the unit at the Rajarbagh Police Lines Auditorium on Monday.

Police sources said the police headquarters has opened a facebook page, email ID and hotline titled ‘Police cyber support for women (PCSW)’ to receive allegations of harassment against women in the cyberspace and to give necessary legal assistance and advice to the victims.

Those women fall victims of cyber bullying, ID hacking, publishing sensitive information-pictures-videos, sexual harassment can lodge
complaints here.

Police headquarters will provide them with necessary services and legal assistance ensuring security and keeping the victim’s information secret.
Addressing the programme as chief guest, Benazir Ahmed said, “Cybercrime is a boundary-less crime. Generally, women aged between 15-24 are the main victims of cybercrimes in the country.Sixty-eight percent of women in the cyber space fall victim to cybercrime.”

“Our initiative is to ensure safety of women and to keep the cyberspace safe. The specialty of this unit is that those who will serve here and will investigate– all are  female police members. Victims can fearlessly tell their problems, the police boss added.

He informed that 6,099  cybercrime-related cases have, so far, been filed. DMP, DB, CID and PBI are working in this regard, Benazi Ahmed added.

The IGP said that victims can contact the PCSW through 999 from any place of the country.

How to contact

Facebook page: Police Cyber ​​Support for Women (PCSW)
Email: cybersupport.women@police.gov.bd

Hotline mobile number: 01320000888

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