National crime bureau to follow R'than police online system

National Crime Records Bureau has evinced interest in a system developed by Rajasthan police which maintains a database of standing warrantees, proclaimed offenders and absconders in the state, with a view to implement  it at the national-level.

“NCRB has sought information about our initiative. A detailed report will soon be forwarded to NCRB soon so that it can be incorporated in crime and criminal tracking network and systems at the national-level,” IPS officer Sharat Kaviraj, who is the brainchild behind the system said.

The system developed by Rajasthan police gives updated information about standing warrantees (SWs), proclaimed offenders (POs) and absconders.

The information regarding the criminals is available with options of name, police station, district and state-wise searches and is shared by public on state police website, the SP-State Crime Records Bureau said.

“No such systemised and online information about warrantees, proclaimed offenders and absconders is available anywhere in the country except Rajasthan,” Kaviraj said.

The key feature of the initiative is that it enables every police station of the state to get information about the anti-socials who are present in their jurisdiction irrespective of were cases has been lodged against them, he said.

“This system will surely help in reducing the number of standing warrantees, proclaimed offenders and absconder because police is omnipresent and sorted information is with all police stations,” he said.

Traditionally, police stations have details of the SWs, POs and absconders only related to the cases lodged with it but after implementation of the new system, police stations now have a report containing a sorted list of those criminals who are under their jurisdiction.

“It is vital for police stations to know about the people who are the residents of their areas and are offenders and warrantees in cases lodged with other police stations,” Kaviraj said.

After compilation of information of SWs, POs and absconders received from all police stations of the state, the data was digitalised and the online system was introduced last year.

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