Cops go dig­i­tal, you can lodge ve­hi­cle theft com­plaint on­line

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Arvind Walmiki

THE MOVE WILL SAVE A COM­PLAINANT’S TIME FROM GO­ING TO PO­LICE STA­TION TO LODGE A CASE

THANE: You can now reg­is­ter ve­hi­cle theft com­plaint on­line.

The po­lice have been trained to lodge such com­plaints on­line so that track­ing the stolen ve­hi­cle will be­come easy.

The po­lice will also keep an eye on those ve­hi­cle which are parked out­side hous­ing so­ci­eties and are not claimed by any­one for more than two weeks.

If you come across stranded ve­hi­cles, you can in­form the po­lice by log­ging on to www. va­han­chori­takrar.com and send pho­tos too. The site is linked to all RTOs in Ma­ha­rash­tra and the in­for­ma­tion is up­dated on What­sApp num­ber, Face­book and Twit­ter of the Thane po­lice.

A po­lice of­fi­cer from Thane com­mis­sion­er­ate said, “When­ever a per­son logs on to the site, he will have to reg­is­ter his de­tails and af­ter com­plet­ing the for­mal­i­ties, he can lodge a com­plaint on­line.”

Af­ter the com­plaint is reg­is­tered, it is for­warded to se­nior po­lice of­fi­cers and is then for­warded to the po­lice sta­tion con­cerned. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion will be done man­u­ally but it will save a com­plainant’s time from go­ing to po­lice sta­tion.

Rashmi Karandikar, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (head­quar­ter 1) said: “With this move, we are sure that ve­hi­cle thefts can be re­duced. The aware­ness among the cit­i­zen is very less and that we are mak­ing con­tin­u­ous ef­fort to spread the word. We are also train­ing the lo­cal po­lice on lodg­ing com­plaint on­line.”

A po­lice of­fi­cer from Thane com­mis­sioner of­fice said, “Com­plainants will have to give de­tails such as chas­sis num­ber and ID proofs which will help us reg­is­ter the com­plaint.”

Karandikar said that they also have a tie-up with in­sur­ance com­pany so that no one can give false com­plaints.

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