Odisha police launches digitisation of special report cases, Malkhana records

Bhubaneswar : Odisha Police has launched a programme to digitise special report cases and the digitisation of Malkhana records to improve transparency in the investigation and related processes.

Odisha is the first State to digitize the SR Crime records and integrate them with CCTNS.

Serious cases like Murder, Rape, Dacoity, offences under SC & ST, POTA Act, POCSO Act are treated as Special Report or SR cases.

These cases are monitored at the level of SP, Range DIG and Crime Branch/HRPC. Such a monitoring mechanism has been developed over a long time.

Odisha Police has digitized the SR files as a result of which now the reports and documents including supervision notes are uploaded in the CCTNS module and monitoring of SR cases has substantially improved.

The digitisation of Malkhana records was initially run as a pilot project in some districts but now from August 11 last, it has been adopted over the whole state.

The project is at the initial stage. This will improve tracking of seized items and their production in court during trial, Police sources said.