The government of Gujarat has taken another step towards Smart police of Ahmedabad. The Ahmedabad Crime Branch launched a new app namely Tarkash and inaugurated the new building for Economic Crime Prevention Branch and the police canteen, today.
The event was attended by Harsh Sanghvi, Police Commissioner Sanjay Srivastava, Junior Police Commissioner Ajay Choudhary amongst others.
The Tarkash app launched will assist the Gujarat police in keeping a close track of information of the past offenders, police welfare and traffic congestion. Furthermore, the app features face recognition which will show a past criminal record (if any) for the people who are arrested or taken in custody.
Explaining the benefits of the app, the Police Commissioner said that the app will assist in traffic diversion, maintaining law and order situation. The police personnel will be able to file applications for leave via the app. He further informed that they have data for 52,000 criminals associated with property related crimes.
Srivastava said “the aim is to ensure that less number of people have to visit the police station. Public can use the app to file for minor thefts in the lost and found section.”
Talking about the Economic Crime Prevention Branch, the Police Commissioner said that the branch will have 13 PSIs, 4 PIs and 1 ACP.
Home Minister, Harsh Sanghvi addressed the people present in the event and congratulated the team on the launch of the app and the building. He said “the aim of the newly constructed building is to increase coordination between the public and the police. He is grateful to all the donors who helped in the construction of the building.”
Talking about the efficiency of the Ahmedabad police, he said that the Ahmedabad’s Economic Offence Wing is the best in the state. “It is a model for the rest of the mega cities as well. I go to other areas like Surat and businessmen there tell me that EOW like Ahmedabad is needed in their cities as well.”
He further appreciated the Ahmedabad police in assisting the cheated businessmen in finding the culprits.
Sanghvi took up the matter of the drug menace in Gujarat and said “the address for the drug peddlers will have to change from their homes to the central jail.”
“Our forces are present at the coastal areas to welcome the drug peddlers at the border itself”.
“We have a list of young teenagers taking drugs but we don’t want to spoil their lives. So we inform their parents or the guardians instead.”
“It is your responsibility to take care of your children to make sure that they don’t get into the habit of consuming drugs. But I will be there to help you with it.”
Sanghvi gave his contact details, 9925222222 and asked people to contact him in case they find any case related to the drug menace in Gujarat.