IT connect to help police speed up probe

Thursday, 23 July 2009, 09:49 Hrs
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New Delhi: The government has cleared a project to interconnect 14,000 police stations and 6,000 police officers across the county for speedy investigation of crime and detection of criminals in real time, parliament was informed on Wednesday.

"The government has given clearance to the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems project. Under the project, 14,000 police stations and 6,000 other police offices at various levels would be interconnected for evolution of IT-enabled state-of-the-art tracking system around investigation of crime and detection of criminals in the real time," Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken informed the Rajya Sabha.

Maken said the project will be implemented in a manner where the major role in the implementation of the project would be with the states and the role of the central government would be largely confined to development and management of the core application software and aspects pertaining to issuing guidelines, review and monitoring of the project implementation.

The project is expected to be implemented by 2012.
Source: IANS
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