Hazratganj police station of Lucknow on Friday became the first in the country to go online under Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
The police station is now connected through cyber network and people can lodge their complaints online. Here,police verifications related to passport applications,arms licence,and that of tenants and servants are also available online.
The police station,which is now connected to NCRB,will be sending data online to its Delhi headquarters.
The online project at Hazratganj was inaugurated by NCRB Director General (DG) NK Tripathi and UP DGP Brij Lal on Friday.
Tripathi told The Indian Express that they have a plan to connect all 15,000 police stations across the country through the CCTNS project for which Wipro company has developed the Core Application Software (CAS). Three states – UP,Kerala and Assam – have been chosen for the pilot testing of the software and Hazratganj police station is the first one to go online in the country. Two other police stations in the state,Phase-II of Gautam Buddha Nagar and Kapsethi of Varanasi,will be the next to be connected through the software,he added.
He said the project was inaugurated on Friday with online data transmission to NCRB from Hazratganj police station.
Tripathi also said the Central government has released Rs 2,000 crore for the CCTNS project to connect the police stations through cyber network.
Meanwhile,a regional workshop for the North-Central region of CCTNS was also organised at the UP Police Technical Services Headquarters at Jawahar Bhawan in Lucknow. NCRB DG Tripathi presided over the workshop. UP DGP Brij Lal was the chief guest.