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KP moves into cyber policing with Infosys knowhow

BS Reporter  |  Kolkata 

While is yet to take a decision on the Rajarhat project, it has provided technical knowhow and the support system for the first cyber crime control station of (KP) which was inaugurated today, marking its initial footprint in the city.

Chief minister (CM) Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, with Narayana Murthy, chairman and chief mentor, Infosys Technologies, the third largest information techjnology (IT) provider in India, inaugurated the station, housed in Lalbazar.

“A cyber crime control station will help advance the police’s competence in combating cyber crime,” said the CM, adding that the city was “moving from traditional to knowledge-based policing, which will improve quality of crime detection”.

Murthy said that computers would help in the creation of data and also in access, processing and transformation of this data into information.

Crime rates in Kolkata remain lower than most metropolitan cities in India despite the city having just 26,000 policemen, said the CM, lauding police competence not just in crime control but also in maintaining communal harmony.

Also inaugurated at the event was the control room including Automatic Vehicle Tracking and Monitoring System (AVTMS), Distress Call Response Management System (DCRMS), Area Traffic Control System (ATCS) Critical Public Place Surveillance System (CPPSS).

The new control room will help in monitoring traffic movement at important intersections from the headquarters. Tabs can also be kept on the whereabouts of all police wireless vans.

First Published: Wed, August 25 2010. 00:08 IST