"Organized groups are involved in high-value theft. Last February, we busted four members of a Haryana gang for stealing jewellery and cash worth Rs. 14 lakh from an NRI traveler's bag at Vadodara station," an anonymous Crime branch officer told the Times of India.
The cyber cell to be inducted at the Mumbai Central Railway Station will reportedly have 28 Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel, whose job will be to track train thefts, burglaries, illegal ticket selling practices, and other suspicious activities.
The RPF staff will be trained to analyze call data record (CDR), track mobile numbers, detect IP addresses, ticket booking patterns, bank transaction information, among others.
Studying IP addresses, bank information can help curb illegal ticket-booking
"Online booking starts at 8 am and highest chances of illegal software being used occurs in the next few minutes. Studying booking data is cumbersome, but the IP address or bank account used for booking serves as evidence in court," according to an unnamed officer.