COMPLYING with a ruling by the Supreme Court given in September, the Pune City Police have started uploading the First Information Reports (FIRs) of all cognisable offences registered, except those which are sensitive in nature, on their websites,.
In September, the apex court had ruled that all FIRs involving cognisable offences must be uploaded on state police websites within 24 hours of their registration. However, the court had exempted FIRs related to sensitive cases such as those involving sexual offences, insurgency and terrorism. The SC had also said that if police are going to withhold uploading of an FIR, the decision must be taken at the level of an officer of the rank of superintendent of police or equivalent to that. Police have already started posting the FIRs since Tuesday and they can be found on punepolice.co.in, when a user clicks on ‘important links’ and then ‘First Information Reports.’
A team from the Cyber Crime and Economic Offences Wing has been given the responsibility of uploading the FIRs. Supervised by Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla and Deputy Commissioner of Police Dipak Sakore, the team comprises PSI Anita Pawar and constables Umesh Chikane, Shridhar Kenchi, Prateek Karanje and Swati Dikhale.