VE­HI­CLE STOLEN? YOU CAN FILE YOUR COM­PLAINT ON POR­TAL

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.”

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