All police documentation, from the registration of first information reports (FIRs) to filing of charge-sheets, will be done digitally from now on.

Thanks to the completion of computerisation of police data under the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), the 20 police stations in Madurai City will go online.

In addition, the offices of the City Police Commissioner, Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of Police have been brought into the network.

Commissioner of Police Sanjay Mathur will inaugurate the computerisation at the Tallakulam police station on Wednesday.

"Hereafter, all documentation works – from filing of the FIRs to filing of charge sheets and other case details – would be digitally done in the network which is supported by the Common Integrated Police Records Updation System, developed by the National Informatics Centre to meet the specific requirements of the police," a police officer said. "The data, which can be entered both in Tamil and English, at the police stations will be stored at the State Data Centre. Each police station has been provided with computer facility and other paraphernalia like printers at a cost of around Rs.3 lakh. Complainants will be provided with printouts of the FIRs," the officer said.

The project, implemented in the North Zone districts of the State and at the Salem Commissionerate, will cover the entire State by September at a total cost of Rs.113.24 crore.

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