Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New app to help Bhopal cops identify lifted vehicles

BHOPAL: In order to identify stolen vehicles while carrying out routine vehicle checking drives, police in the city have got a new feature - vehicle searching application - in their smartphones.

The application would be linked to the website of transport department and the crime portal introduced recently. It will provide details, including type of vehicle, its owner and city in which the vehicle is registered just by entering its registration number.

Bhopal range IG Upendra Jain said the facility of identifying the owner of a vehicle is available on internet but this application in smartphone would also be linked to crime portal which has a complete record of lifted vehicles of Bhopal and few other cities. The application will also give details like from where and when the vehicle was lifted.

Around 500 smartphones have been provided to police officials in Bhopal recently under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems.