e-filing of complaints on mobiles; Delhi Police develop Apps

Soon people will be able to file reports about loss of documents or reoprt a crime on through an indigenously developed messaging service of Delhi Police which will be acknowledged by a receipt digitally signed by police officials.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014, 19:40 PM IST

New Delhi: Soon people will be able to file reports about loss of documents or reoprt a crime on through an indigenously developed messaging service of Delhi Police which will be acknowledged by a receipt digitally signed by police officials.

This was conveyed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh when he visited Delhi Police headquarters today to understand the working of the police force, official sources said.

During a briefing, Singh was informed that a messaging application was being designed quite similar to `WhatsApp` through which general public can send their complaints or inform about a crime.

This application, which is being conceptualised by the Delhi Police and developed privately, is expected to be operationalised in the next two months.

Any complaint regarding crime, incidents, missing passport or registration certificate of a vehicle could be filed through this messaging service and the complainant will get a non-cognizable report with digital signatures immediately, the official said.

Commissioner of Delhi Police B S Bassi informed the Home Minister that Delhi Police will be first force to use such an application for ensuring more police-public interaction, the official said.

Under the pilot scheme, Delhi Police plan to make groups on the messaging service to encourage exchange of information with general public at large besides helping in curbing corruption.

The public is expected to send text, audio, photos and videos through the application to help police crack various cases and track criminals.

Updates from both public and the beat staff can be accessed by the concerned officials--from Station House officer to Joint Commissioner of Police of the range-- simultaneously as they will form part of the group.

The instant messaging application will be used for smart phones in which besides text messaging, users can send each other images, video and audio media messages.