We know Technology is getting updated vastly. On par with that, the Tamil Nadu Police Department also has come up with a unique step to ensure the transparency by uploading of FIR registration through online. The Lodged complaint can access by any individual who involved including the accused from the Tamil Nadu’s Police Official website.
The Supreme Court directs this feature to include and set up in the Online which has launched four days ago. The site has been accessed by more than 1000 persons so far on the Tamil Nadu Government Police Official Website through the online, says a Senior Official.
As per the directions issued by the court, FIR (First Information Report) should upload on the site within 24 hours. So the public can view the FIR in the online and check the status of their complaint right from the smartphone or the laptop.
One of the officials from the State Crime Record Bureau has explained that a new tab has included on the right side on the website www.tnpolice.gov.in. Once you visit the respective tab, the user can read or view the FIR right there.
The details regarding the individual and the mobile number of the person information have to be submitted. Later One-time Password (OTP) is sent to the mobile, and Then FIR can be viewed in the online.
One of the Senior Police Officer says this facility was launched on November 15, 2016. “Since then, all FIR’s from across the State are updated on the website. Every day, around 2000 FIR’s is registered in Tamil Nadu, which are uploaded on the CCTNS, the official police website.” “The department has enough storage facilities in a large volume of data, and we also added the backup for this storage.” He added.
All the FIRs are uploaded to the official site within 24 hours, where the instructions are passed from the court, except if there are any connectivity issues. In that case, the deadline is extended to 48-72 hours depending upon the time.
The sensitive issues like insurgency or terrorism, sexual abuse, and child abuse, will not be accessible to the public.
This will help the accused his right to defense, appreciating this move, R Vinayaga Vishnu, a senior advocate of Madras High Court noted about this implementation. “The defense of the accused starts from the time the FIR is uploaded. For instance, if a complaint is registered against a Chennai-based person in Coimbatore and the police call for an inquiry, he can check the FIR online to see what charges have been booked against him and carry the relevant documents to produce in defense,” he added.
Visit this link to access the FIR status from the official website