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No Bihar police station linked to Centre's crime, criminals database CCTNS: NCRB chief

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
No police station in Bihar has been linked so far with the CCTNS, a pan-India database of crime and criminals, Director of the National Crime Records Bureau Ish Kumar said Monday.
At a two-day conference on 'CCTNS-Good practices and Success Stories', organised by the NCRB, Kumar said at present 14,749 police stations, out of the 15,655 police stations in the country, and 6,649 higher offices out of the 7,931 are connected with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS).
"Out of the remaining 1,000 police stations, 894 are from Bihar," he said in presence of Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, who inaugurated the conference.
The NCRB chief said out of 36 states and Union territories, 35 states and UTs have launched their citizen portals for providing services to citizens like filing of complaints online and seeking antecedents verification of tenants, domestic helps through the CCTNS.
Later, another official said the CCTNS has not been kicked off in Bihar due to certain technical reasons, which are being sorted now.
The CCTNS, a Rs 2,000-crore project, was conceptualised in 2009 by then home minister P Chidambaram in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Its database helps law enforcement agencies to get information on crime and criminals on the realtime basis.
The CCTNS database is accessible to Central Bureau of Investigation, Intelligence Bureau, National Investigation Agency, Enforcement Directorate and Narcotics Control Bureau.
It will also have digitise data related to FIR registration, investigation and chargesheets in all police stations.
The NCRB chief said the criminal record check of applicants of Global Entry programme (GEP) of the United States is being done by NCRB using CCTNS.
The CCTNS is also sending data to the NDC regularly, he said.
In his speech, minister Ahir said in a huge democracy like India, having a population of 130 crore, CCTNS network and associated technologies can help us get information quickly and track the criminals.
"The CCTNS will help in containing crime and criminality," he said.
Appreciating the functions of the system, Ahir said all states and UTs should effectively use it to contain crime.
For this all states and UTs should coordinate and integrate the various organs of the criminal justice system such as the police, courts, prisons, prosecution, forensic laboratories, finger prints and juvenile homes with the CCTNS database, he said.
The minister said the home ministry has always been helping in modernisation of the police force in the country by appropriately funding it and it has given nod for developing CCTNS phase-II.
Joint secretary, women safety division of the Home Ministry, Punya Salila Srivastava, senior officer of the ministry and the Central Armed Police Forces were present at the function.

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First Published: Oct 29 2018 | 6:40 PM IST

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