No response from public; IVRS fails in Udupi

FIR help lines launched two months ago has received only five complaints

The novel venture was introduced in the year 2007 by the then SP Dr Subramanyeshwar Rao. The system was introduced with an aim to register the crimes. However, it has failed to sustain for a long time.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, SP Prawin Pawar said “the IVRS is lying idle as people failed to respond. People are least interested with any proposal taken up by the police to prevent crimes. We are helpless without public support,” he said. “Only 3 complaints have been registered till 2008. However, the software used in IVRS failed in the year 2008. The project was monitored by State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB). Currently the project is in isolation as there are grim possibilities of rekindling it,” SP said.
“We are also planning to introduce SMS mode of registering the complaints, which have been used by the Chennai police. Once all the details are procured from Chennai police, the idea will be executed in the district,” said Pawar.

The FIR help lines launched two months ago has received only five complaints, even as four policemen are working round the clock to make the venture a success, he informed.
“Lack of awareness has resulted in the failure of most of the projects introduced by the police department in the district.

As the department is observing ‘Crime prevention’ month, attempts are in full swing to restrain the number of crimes that are taking place.  All we need is public response and support to the ventures that are aimed at helping the commonman,” he added.

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