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MHA Picks Telangana To Launch Integrated Criminal Justice System

Warangal : The Youngest state in the India Telangana is all set to become the first state 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 developed in such a way to integrate the CCTNS project with e-courts, e-prisons, databases, forensics, prosecution, juvenile homes and a nationwide fingerprint database of criminals. Integration is made possible by providing access to the judiciary, police, and prisons through a desktop dashboard to aid investigations instantaneously. The system is intended to save manhours and manpower required for manually moving around files between police stations and courts.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had chosen 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. The system was launched by Supreme Court Judge Madan B Lokur, who is also Chairman of ICJS and Judge-In-State eCommittee, through video conference on Saturday.

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. Subedari Police Station which exchanged details of FIRs and charge sheets received an acknowledgment from the court with the reference number online.

The full-scale implementation that includes e-prisons, databases, forensics, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and fingerprint database of criminals will also 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.”

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