For having an effective and advanced policing system, police here has launched a crime tracking system that will enable data sharing of crimes and criminals and also offer people-friendly services like registering a complaint.
The pilot project would not only help in data sharing with other states and countries, it would offer people-friendly services also like registering a complaint.
Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh launched the project in Shimla. Around 19 crore rupees has been spent on this project and 2,200 crore rupees is being incurred for it in the national level.
Registering first information reports (FIRs) and getting a status report online will be new service available to the citizens.
"This system will not help in registering complaints; it will also help in detecting the crime. Since this system is pervasive, it will help in sharing information and service with different countries. The crimes on international level can be detected through this system. It is a big step to nab international criminals," said Singh.
Director general of police (DGP) Sanjay Kumar said the system, which has started with Shimla, would be taken to other police stations across the state.
"The full-form of CCTNS project is Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems. As the name suggests, all the criminal records will be entered in computer system at all the police stations. All the criminal cases recorded in the system, whether from police stations, district-level, sub-divisional level or crime branch, would be accessed via internet from anywhere," said Kumar.
This project was envisaged after 26/11 Mumbai attacks for easy tracking of the crime and criminals, Kumar added.
The system will also bring in transparency. As per reports, such system is already in place in states like Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Kumar informed that CCTNS will connect 177 sites, including 114 police stations, 13 district headquarters, 26 sub-divisional police officers, including three police ranges headed by IPG rank officers and state's crime records bureau.