VEHICLE STOLEN? YOU CAN FILE YOUR COMPLAINT ON PORTAL
You no longer have to go to the police station to register your complaint on vehicle theft.
You can file it online and even from your mobile phone.
The Maharashtra police has on the instruction of director general of police Pravin Dixit launched a portal www.vahanchoritakarar.com on which victims of vehicle thefts can register their complaints.
Deputy commissioner of police (crime) Dilip Sawant said, “There has been an increase in the incidents of vehicle thefts in the city.”
He said, “It often takes a lot of time to go to the police station, file a complaint and only after that investigations begin. It gives the accused enough time to escape. It is in this context that the DGP conceptualised the portal.”
Assistant police inspector Mahesh Mane, an IT expert and trainer, said, “One should go to the website and click on public tab and enter his or her name, mobile numbers, email id and Aadhaar card number and register through one-time password that they will receive on their mobile phone.”
He added, “Users should click on E-Takrar tab, followed by New E-Takrar and fill in the questionnaire. They will have to provide details like name, phone number, vehicle registration number, chassis number, when and from where the vehicle was stolen, its colour, the make and model of the vehicle.”
Mane said, “The details will be sent to the police commissionerate and then to the local police station. One will also get his complaint number on his mobile phone.”
Sawant said, “We appeal to residents to make use of the facility to ensure immediate action which will increase the chances of getting the vehicle back.”