Amit Shah is set on a two day trip to Gujarat, where he will launch the new E-FIR system in Gandhinagar among other things on his agenda. From now, vital services of the Gujarat Police will be available through the e-FIR system.
The Home Minister’s Itinerary for the Gujarat Visit goes as follows :
More about E-FIR
Minister of the State, Harsh Sanghavi commented on Friday that it was absurd that in this modern age of technology, we are still so outdated that upon a simple mobile phone robbery, one has to leave work and hurriedly reach the police station, where it might taken an entire day to get the work done. Hence, to remove such hindrances face by people in normal cases, a measure has been undertaken under the guidance of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, to make all the important services of Gujarat Police online.
According to the Minister of State for Home, the e-FIR after being registered, within 48 hours the police will contact the person who filed the complaint directly. The cops shall then visit the scene of vehicle/ mobile phone theft and it will be seen that the investigation and report to the court is finished within 21 days.
While this happens, the complainant will be kept in loop about the registration of the online complaint. He/ She will be updated about the progress made in the investigation through Email/ SMS. Meanwhile, the insurance company will also be informed by the police through email/SMS so that it will help the plaintiff to get his insurance claim easily.
He also added that the e-FIR service is in tandem with the Gujarat State Police. It means after the e-FIR is registered, the vehicle will be immediately recognized if it passes through the road. Hence, crime of theft can be detected immediately.