PANJIM: If the Goa police's proposal becomes a reality, then a victim of crime need not rush to the police station to lodge a complaint. Instead, the Goa police will be at your door step to take the complaint and assist the victim and their family.
The police have proposed that once the centralized police control room (PCR) is ready, then people would have to dial 100 to seek police help and assistance. "Unlike in the past, when a victim had to come to the police station to lodge a complaint, now they would just have to dial 100 and the police will be at their doorstep", said a police official.
As per the police plan, once the PCR gets a distress call, they will enter it in the computer and dispatch it to the dispatcher, who will be in touch with PCR staff in the robots and robins. The police staff of either the robot or robin will reach out to the person who placed the distress call. If there is any injury or casualty, then it would be the duty of the PCR staff to shift the injured to the hospital and also record their statement. Also the details of the crime would be entered in the PCR log book. Once this is done, the PCR staff will inform the local police station about the crime. The local police will send their personnel to the house to record your statement which will then become FIR.
"This will bring in accountability as the crime is recorded by both the PCR and local police station. It will act as a counter-check against any wrongful activity," the official added.
When contacted, DGP Bhimsen Bassi said, "The PCR is being developed to increase the delivery capacity of the Goa police and to serve the people better".
The central government sanctioned a grant of ` 5 crore to the state home department to establish a PCR after chief minister Digambar Kamat, during a security review meeting in Delhi, requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and home minister P Chidambaram for additional grant of ` 5 crore to set up the PCR. The CM visited the PCR on Thursday to review its functioning. The PCR will be formally inaugurated once the staff is trained to handle the latest technology.
The police has so far trained 30 women police constables, who would be working in three shifts, in communication skills and computer skills and they have been given the job of handling calls that PCR receives.
Also police have acquired 60 vehicles for the PCR. "In due course we will deploy 1,000-odd personnel for the PCR. But to begin with, we have withdrawn 163 police constables from police stations to work in the PCR robots and they have been trained in first aid and other skills. We have also taken volunteers from the police department who have a driving licence and can operate the robot," added police sources. - TNN


SPY 13 said...

That is all very nice on paper. It gives the police added advantage to manipulate the issue without any witness, except police witness.

And what happens when the police themselves come in their jeeps to the residence at nights, assault the inmates including women, and then take them to hospital by 108, and dare the neighbours to give witness?

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