Himachal launches criminal tracking network
The Rs. 19 crore project funded by the Government of India will help in connecting 177 sites and 114 police stations in the state besides 13 district headquarters, 26 sub-divisional police officers and three police ranges along-with state crime records bureau. It would also connect CID crime branch, 14 control rooms, finger print bureau, forensic science laboratory and 16 CCTNS training centers in the state.
Chief Minister expressed that the objectives of this project would be fully met and the public would be benefited immensely. With enhanced capability for crime prevention, law & order maintenance and other functions like traffic management, emergency response the policing will definitely improve and become more transparent and sensitive.
“The difficult terrain of Himachal inhibits the citizens of far-flung areas to report their problems at police stations and this facility, he said would certainly help in easing this problem,” Virbhadra said.
Virbhadra Singh said the centralized crime and criminal information repository along with the criminal images with advanced search capabilities had enhanced ability to analyse crime patterns and modus operandi not only in the state but also for inter-state and international crimes. Himachal Police would now be able to further raise the benchmark of professional efficiency besides catching interstate criminals more quickly. ‘
Director General of Police Sanjay Kumar said that the project was a Mission Mode Project under the National e-governance plan which had been visualized with key objectives of reaching out to the public in quicker and transparent manner along-with enhancing the working capabilities of the police department.
He said the digitization of historical data at all police stations has been undertaken at war footing and so far more than one lakh records has been digitized The police would online access for registering petitions and integration of e-Samadhan and make available general services such as request for certificates, verifications and permissions via citizen portal.