The Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) Project was started at Police Station Sector 3 on Friday. CCTNS is an online policing system developed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in order to link all the police stations across the nation. The pilot project of CCTNS was launched between Police Station Sector 19 and the Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) East office early this year.
Today we have launched this software in order to connect the police stations in Chandigarh. With this,we have chalked out a plan to connect all the police stations of Chandigarh by June 5. This will help us to check our system for the final launch of CCTNS in the country, said Deputy Inspector General (DIG),Alok Kumar.
The DIG also added,The software will be linking up all the police stations across the nation. The NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) is still in the process of testing the software before it will be sent to all the states.
CCTNS is being developed by the MHA in order to share the information on crime and criminals among nearly 14,000 police stations and 6,000 higher offices in the country. In January this year,a pilot project in one police station of each state was launched nationwide. The entire police force is also being trained to use the software.
The project is to establish the criminal identity of an accused. All the FIRs and the case proceedings will be uploaded on it. This is essentially to aid tracking a criminal.