Bangladesh has set up a special police station experimentally under the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to deal with cybercrime cases.

The police station will be headed by an Additional Deputy Inspector General.

The police are going for the experimental launch because the final approval may take time though the drafting of a detailed guideline, bdnews24 quoted Shah Alam, DIG at CID’s Cyber Police Centre, as saying.

The draft will need final clearance from the National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reforms (NICAR) after approvals from the Police Headquarters and the Home Ministry.

The police will open the makeshift station at the CID Headquarters as the search continues for a permanent venue in Dhaka.

Currently, the CID’s Cybercrime Centre provides the people with advice through its hotline, while the victims file complaints with police stations or cases at court.

Now, the victims of cybercrimes will be able to file complaints online to the special police station, Additional IGP Mahbubur Rahman, who heads the CID, said.

The online system will be launched gradually, with two superintendents of police assisting the additional DIG for monitoring and investigation units.

The special police station will have an over 300-strong workforce, including four additional SPs, eight assistant SPs, 30 inspectors and at least 60 sub-inspectors.