The Vellore district police department would soon join the nation-wide network -- Crime and Criminal Network and Systems (CCTNS) -- where information on grave crimes and criminals will be shared across the country. As a step towards this, sixty-five police stations in the district were linked to the state-wide network on Wednesday.
The system, developed under the Central Government’s National eGovernance Plan, is designed to create the nation-wide networking system among the police stations and law enforcement agencies. It would also facilitate the public to get status of cases online.
Superintendent of Police, Vellore, P Vijaya Kumar inaugurated the system at Vellore North station. “We are linked to the state-wide network today. FIRs will be uploaded in the system and the public can get their case status by using the computer generated number for their complaints,” Vijaya Kumar told Express. He added that the public can login onto http://eservices.tnpolice.gov.in to get their case details. As many as 104 police stations in Tiruvallur, Sivaganga, Ariyalur districts and Coimbatore City had been networked under the CCTNS towards the end of 2012.
Though all the stations in Vellore are equipped with the networking infrastructure, certain police stations located in remote places receive to poor signal from the service provider. “Within ten days, the connection problems will be sorted out and all stations will be linked. Three policemen will be deployed in each station to receive complaints,” Vijaya Kumar added.
The CCTNS has been designed to track and monitor criminals from anywhere in the country. “The district will be linked to the nation-wide network by September this year,” a senior police officer said. Under the project, the police department would digitise the background of all the serious crimes -- including murder, murder for gain, burglary, waylaying, kidnap, rape and kidnap for ransom -- since January 2002. The State Crime Record Bureau is the nodal agency in Tamil Nadu, which is working on implementing the project.
Around 63,000 CD cases would be digitised in Vellore district, which has the highest number of crime cases in the State. The police officials would also collect finger prints, photographs and confession statements of criminals and their other activities.