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Soon, Delhiites will be able to file vehicle theft FIR online


computer netNew Delhi: Delhi Police is working on a system through which FIR of theft of motor vehicles in the national capital can be registered online and there would be a digitized system where the stolen automobile would be searched everyday among recovered vehicle.

Although, Delhi Police has already launched an APP through which loss of things like mobile phone, passport, PAN card can be reported, registration of FIR through an APP or website will be a giant step never tried before.

“We are trying that the Motor Vehicles Act in Delhi can be launched on the website or App. This will generate the FIR automatically and the message will reach the DCsP. The system will compare the registration number every morning at 8 with the recovered vehicle thus helping to track the lost vehicle,” Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said today.

The new initiative will help relieve the complainant of the hassle of going to a police station while it will also streamline the process of tracking of a stolen vehicle once it is recovered by any unit of the police from anywhere.

According to a senior Delhi Police official, the system is being worked upon and it will materialize in the next one month or so.

Vehicle theft is one of the major crimes reported in the national capital. In fact, every seventh IPC case reported in the city is of vehicle theft.

As per official data compiled by Delhi Police, 10,357 cases of motor vehicle theft were registered in the national capital out of the 71,523 total IPC cases registered during the first six months of 2014.

Since taking over as Delhi Police Commissioner, Bassi has introduced a number of technology driven initiatives.

Hailing the use of technology, he said that technology should be used to facilitate processes because it is also cost-effective. He also emphasised on the use of software solutions rather than hardware solutions.

Bassi was speaking at the Secure Cities Conference and Exhibhition organised by the Security Watch India here today.

He also said that the Delhi Police has been working hard toward Gender Sensitization and is set to introduce special capsule courses for 60,000 police officers.

“All adjective police officers with the number being around 60 thousand will undergo a gender sensitization programme. Apart from Gender Sensitization we are trying to sensitize them on issues pertaining to foreigners, northeastern brothers and sisters and issues pertaining to minorities,” he said.

So special capsule course have been designed where we are making them (policemen) aware of general issues, he added.


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