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Vehicle stolen? This new app will give you all the information

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:55 IST

A mobile app with complete data on stolen vehicles across the country was launched in New Delhi on 11 March.

The app, 'Vahan Samanvaya', launched by Union Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, will help the police and public trace the database of stolen vehicles.

It was launched at a function organised to celebrate the 31st inception day of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The minister also launched a Web portal, Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN), a compilation system which will help NCRB access data from across states and other agencies to get a complete picture on its circulation.

The NCRB is mandated to empower the Indian police with Information Technology and is responsible for collecting and analysing the country's crime data.

It facilitates investigating officers with updated IT tools and information in crime investigation.

The Home Ministry has entrusted the Bureau with the responsibility of implementing their flagship Plan Programme "Crime & Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)" by March 31, 2017. The scheme envisages connecting all police stations online.

At present, of the 16,000 police stations and offices in the country, 10,000 have already been connected through this system.

-With agency inputs

First published: 14 March 2016, 10:50 IST