Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon take a close look at the Cubbon Park Police Station in Bengaluru, via a video conference from Delhi. He has also chosen two more police stations in Assam and Uttar Pradesh, which have adopted the smart policing under the government’s Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project.
While the two States are still under the process of CCTNS project, Bengaluru becomes the maiden city to create the IT-enabled system to investigate crime and track down the criminals. The city police are busy preparing for the live video conference and special training is being given to Inspector on how he must conduct himself on phone while interacting with PM.
Under the CCTNS scheme, the Central Government has granted an amount of Rs 72 crore to Karnataka. Out of it, an amount of Rs 50 crore has been given to HP Software, which is looking after the CCTNS in the State. Further, BSNL is offering communication services to this project worth Rs 10 crore.
In one of his statements, Additional DGP (Computer Wing) P Ravindranathan said that there will be a trial video conference on August 19. Later, Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee and DGP Om Prakash will interact with the PM on August 26, along with Sandeep Patil, DCP (Central) and the Cubbon Park Inspector, who will speak from the station.
As per a senior official, amongst all the police stations, Cubbon Park was chosen because it is fully digitised. There are 10 computers in the station and the policemen have received training in using them. Important documents like FIR, charge-sheet, police verification, case status, etc. are being uploaded by the station staffers so that they can be accessed from anywhere.