Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cops using new device to track down crime

         The police have adopted a novel method to track down criminals involved in crime in and around Patna with the introduction of Geographic Information System (GIS) by the state police headquarters.

         The system which is being manned round the clock by 5 SIs and 2 dozen constables, has so far yielded tangible results, Patna City SP Manu Maharaj said. He is himself monitoring the entire new system.

         The new system had helped the police in detecting and solving about 50 cases in Patna during the past 18 months. The GIS is so sensitive that police can locate criminals' hideouts. With the help of GIS, Patna police have been able to arrest about 11,020 criminals between July 2009 and November 2010. During raids at criminals' hideouts with the help of GIS, police seized about 397 illegal weapons, 6,592 live cartridges, 72 magazines, 81 live bombs and Rs 32.21 lakh cash, the City SP said adding that 14 abducted persons were also rescued by police with the help of GIS during the period.
 
Source: TOI Patna