The Delhi Police have set up a new mobile app wherein victims of stolen motor vehicles can instantly lodge a complaint, register an online FIR and instantly receive a copy of the same. Trial runs of this new feature has already been tested, and the results are positive. The app in its trial run, received 15 FIRs since Thursday. Official launch being planned at the hands of Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The mobile/web app for e-registration FIR for motor vehicle theft is the first of its kind being initiated by the Delhi Police. The app allows for e-registration FIR in the event of motor vehicle thefts while ‘Untracted Report’ is accepted by the relevant court. This kind of app has been a long time in development with major challenges being faced to sync systems with High Court’s e-committee and District Courts.
Having now finally reached launch stage, it is hoped that recovery of stolen vehicles will be quicker and more effective. Recovery of stolen vehicles will require matching of details with centralized data bases while cases will be disposed off faster thus leading to less pendency at both police stations and at courts.
This initiative by the Delhi Police follows a number of online initiatives with the first launched in February 2014 for lodging lost article/document report. Since then a total of 7,03,751 reports have been filed electronically out of which 32,344 reports were on cell phones.
May 2014 brought in a cellphone based mobile app offering information of traffic related alerts and fare distance calculators, pit locations, emergency calls and complaints lodging facilities. This app received excellent response with Google Play Store rating of 4.2.