Modi applauds digital performance of State police

Modi applauds digital performance of State police

The Cubbon Park police had an e-date with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.

Inspector interacted with the prime minister through video conferencing. Around 4 pm, the prime minister came online at the Cubbon Park police station and interacted with the inspector for about three minutes.

He enquired about the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network Systems (CCTNS) and the way it is being implemented. He also asked how useful it is for the public, Sandeep Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) said.

Balakrishna said that he told the prime minister how useful the system was for the public and also the department.

“There is no need for the public to run around to various offices unlike earlier times. Now, they get the acknowledgment for everything on the spot. Also, they receive an SMS alert about the progress of the case,” Balakrishna explained Modi during video conferencing.

At the Vidhana Soudha, a link of the video conferencing was provided at committee room where Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee and Director General and Inspector General of Police Om Prakash participated.

Speaking to reporters, Mukherjee said the prime minister appreciated the efforts of the State in digital policing. He said 925 police stations in the State had been networked. Regular computer and software training programmes were being organised for police officers, he said.  In certain places, FIRs were being sent to courts online, he said.

Om Prakash said as part of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project, data with the State crime records bureau was being shared with the national crime records bureau.

A senior police officer, said, “It is a proud feeling for the police department across the State. We were selected, as we had implemented the Police IT software and were making constant use of it when compared to the other states.” 

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