Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated a Virtual Police Station, or e-police station, a first of its kind in the State. It is an online mechanism established at the State Crime Records Bureau in Bhubaneswar.
Having jurisdiction all over the State for the purpose of facilitating lodging of e-FIR in cases of theft of motor vehicles, it will facilitate online registration of FIR in unknown motor vehicle theft cases. If a case remains undetected for 21 days, final form will be auto generated at CCTNS. It will benefit citizens for claiming insurance in motor vehicle theft cases.
A citizen can also file FIR through Citizens Portal or Sahayata Mobile App.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by clause(s) of Section 2 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974) the State Government do hereby establish a Virtual Police Station (e-police station) at State Crime Records Bureau, Odisha, Bhubaneswar, having jurisdiction all over the State for the purpose of facilitating lodging of e-FIR in cases of theft of Motor Vehicles. The said police station will start functioning with immediate effect,” read a notification issued by the State Home Department on Monday.
The development is a part of State Government’s 5T (Transparency, Teamwork, Technology, Timeframe and Transformation) initiative.