Delhi Police, through its online platform, has made it easier to file an FIR in case of theft of vehicles. Just go to Delhi Police website and file a complaint from your home.
You need not run to a nearby police station and wait for your turn to file an FIR in case you have lost your vehicle in Delhi. All thanks to Delhi police’s new initiative, there is now an app that enables filing of e-FIRs for stolen motor vehicles in the city.
The idea of the app was introduced by police commissioner BS Bassi in July 2014 and it finally went live on Delhi Police’s website on Friday, August 7.
Photo: Delhi Police website
“Delhi Police has consistently been adopting new methodologies and technologies to enhance its service delivery capacity. Our endeavour has been to identify areas where newer means can help in reducing public inconvenience,” reported the website.
Using the platform, MV THEFT e-FIR, people can simply log in from their homes, offices or any location to report the loss of their vehicle.
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Details like complainant’s name, father’s/mother’s name, address, mobile number, email ID, place and date of loss, and time of loss (optional) need to be given at the time of filing a report. Apart from this, details about the vehicle lost should also be provided.
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After completing the procedure, the complainant will get a copy of the FIR which he or she can download. The copy will also be sent to the area PCR and area SHO apart from all SHOs in Delhi and SSPs in India.
In addition to this, details of the stolen vehicle will also be uploaded on ZIPNET, and will be sent to the State Transport Authority and state and National Crime Record Bureau electronically. e-filing of reports will facilitate tracking of stolen vehicles and an alert will be generated in case the lost vehicle matches with any in the data base. The app will also keep a track of recovered vehicles.