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IIT to help Delhi Police solve cases

Vijaita Singh, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, January 03, 2011
First Published: 23:48 IST(3/1/2011) | Last Updated: 23:50 IST(3/1/2011)

The Delhi Police may soon learn to crack criminal cases sitting in a classroom. After botching up several cases in the past, the force has started providing e-learning classes to its men to teach them how to crack cases involving rape, accident, burglary and other offences, without ruining the crime scene.

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A team of former Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) engineers has been roped in to prepare a teaching module for the police. “We are using 3D technology to teach new recruits and senior policemen to investigate crime scenes with the help of audio and visual technology,” said a senior police officer.

“An accident scene will be recreated on the screen and the policemen would be taught how to collect evidence,” the officer added.

“We provided the photographs and data from our previous records and handed them over to the engineers who prepared this teaching module for us,” said a senior officer at the police training college. The officer claimed that this was the first time that such a training module has been initiated in the country.

“We are trying to standardise the teaching method; it’s practised the world over.”


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