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Delhi Police opens digital window to capture vehicle thefts

In a bid to deal with the rising cases of vehicle thefts in the city, the traffic police wing of the Delhi police has launched a motor vehicle theft

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DELHI, INDIA: In a bid to deal with the rising cases of vehicle thefts in the city, the traffic police wing of the Delhi police has launched a motor vehicle theft (MVT) application.

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The application, available on both mobile phones and PCs, has been initially launched in South Delhi for pilots, and will be rolled-out across the city in coming months.

With the help of the app, the investigating officers will e- match records of the stolen and unclaimed vehicles from the centralized databases and share the same via SMS or email with the area SHO, designated Court, insurance company, state crime records bureau periodically.

A complainant can register a complaint with the help of the application, post which the local police station will instantly register a first information report (FIR), and share the same immediately.

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The app however, will be formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in May 2015.

It must be noted that with increasing instances of terrorist threats looming over the country, the Union Home Ministry is leaving no stone unturned to digitize the police force across the country.

It must be recalled that among the other initiatives, the ministry had in 2010 selected Wipro Infotech as the Software Development Agency (SDA) at the Center for the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) project, a mission mode project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), one of India’s largest e-governance projects till date.

Conceptualized by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the aim of CCTNS was to create a nation-wide networked infrastructure for the evolution of IT-enabled and state-of-the-art, criminal tracking system. Eventually, CCTNS will span across all 37 states and Union Territories and electronically link more than 20,000 police stations across the country.

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