Ranchi: The Jharkhand police have uploaded information about 16,000 Naxalites and their supporters in its digital information system and put in place anti-virus software for its protection.
"The Naxal Information System has a database of 16,000 Naxalites and profiles of 19 Naxal organisations," Inspector General of Police (CID) Anurag Gupta said on Saturday.
The information about Naxalites is, however, not in the public domain, senior scientist, National Informatics Centre, (NIC) Jharkhand, D Nayak said, adding that the anti-virus software had been given to the users in the police department for its protection.
Police pursing extremists could share the information as Jharkhand is moving ahead in its war against the left-wing extremism which affected 20 of the total 24 districts, he said.
Additional Director General of Police (Law & Order) SN Pradhan expressed satisfaction at the success of his young and dedicated team enabling Jharkhand Police to bag Skoch Award, 2013 on September 2 for Implementation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in policing, Best Web Portal, Criminal Information System and Naxal Information System.
"It`s the dedication and silent work by the team for six long years that has brought this moment of glory for Jharkhand police," Pradhan said and described receiving the awards from UIADI chairman Nandan Nilekani in New Delhi was an honour for Jharkhand Police.
Congratulating the team today, Jharkhand Police chief Rajeev Kumar announced Rs one lakh for its members.