FIR through internet launched in the UP police stations

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Lucknow, Oct 19 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh government today launched an ambitious Common Integration Police Application (CIPA) project through which an FIR could be lodged on internet.

The facility has been introduced in 59 police stations of six districts while others would be taken up for the project by the end of the next year.

Inaugurating the novel facility at Hazratganj Kotwali this morning, UP Director General of Police (DGP) Vikram Singh said to start with the project, it would be implemented in state capital of Lucknow, Sitapur, Unnao, Rae Bareli, Sultanpur and Barabanki.

''Priority has been given to those districts where the power supply is good, he added.

Claiming it would revolutionise the policing in the state, the DGP said the computerised system would not only help in speedy registration of reports but also provide transparency.

The system of eletronic FIR CIPA under project is part of central government's mission mode project under ''e-governance''.

The Software National Informatic Centre (NIC) has developed this system in english and other regional languages.

Apprising about the benefits of the software, the DGP further said the district police stations would be provided sufficient power supply and other essential electronic items.

Taking serious note of increasing criminal activities over the years due to advanced technology, Mr Singh said ''Computerisation of all the police stations is the need of the hour.

Computer and its wide range of connectivity through internet, would not only facilitate police but also general public to lodge complaints without any hazards and at time the same view it on the internet, he added.

The states where CIPA project has been launched are Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Orrisa, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Punjab and West Bengal.

UNI

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