Warangal: Telangana became the first state in the country to have Inter-operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) integrated with the Crime and Criminals Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project that facilitates transparency and speed in police service delivery.
The ICJS is aimed at integrating the CCTNS project with e-courts, e-prisons, databases, forensics, prosecution, juvenile homes and a nationwide fingerprint database of criminals. Integration is achieved by providing access to the judiciary, police and prisons through a desktop dashboard to aid investigations expeditiously. The system is intended to save time and manpower required for manually shifting files between police stations and courts.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had selected TS in the country to implement the project. Subedari Police Station in the Warangal Police Commissionerate is now the first police station in the country to exchange live digital data with the judiciary when Supreme Court Judge Madan B Lokur, who is also Chairman of ICJS and Judge-In-State eCommittee, launched it through video conference on Saturday.
Henceforth all information pertaining to first information reports (FIRs), charge sheets, CC numbers, warrants, summons etc will be electronically communicated to the court in real time in the same manner. Subedari Police Station which exchanged details of FIRs and charge sheets received an acknowledgement from the court with the reference number online.
The full-fledged implementation that includes e-prisons, databases, forensics, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and fingerprint database of criminals will soon be launched.
Commissioner of Police V. Ravinder said, "ICJS allows a pan-India search on the complete National Crime and Criminal Database that is accessible to investigating officers throughout the country. The search facility will also be available to police in regional languages for improved inter-state tracking of criminal movement."