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India needs real time decision support system to nab criminals

delhi Updated: Mar 11, 2010 15:30 IST
Home Minister P Chidambaram

Home Minister P Chidambaram today advocated a robust real time decision support system to track down terrorists and organised criminals who have developed various channels of communication with the help of technology.

"The terrorists and organised criminals have developed overt and covert technologies including Information Communication Technology. This has made the job of law and order professionals far more challenging than ever before," he said addressing the Silver Jubilee function of National Crime Record Bureau.

The Home Minister said the country needs solutions that can offer robust, real-time and validated decision support systems for the police leadership to evolve remedial and pro-active strategies.

"The sheer magnitude of crime in a federal polity of our geographical size makes this task a really challenging one," he said.

Chidambaram said the challenges posed by criminality in general and other more serious manifestations of crime in particular like terrorism, insurgency, left wing extremism, trans-national crimes, drugs and arms trafficking, cyber crimes tend to establish that war against the Indian state is being fought more in the hinterland than on the borders.

"Today, we are fighting our battles on individual pitches. We need to connect, coordinate and supplement our efforts both at micro and macro levels," he said.