The High Court has asked the National Informatics Center (NIC) to develop a software so that people can upload the names and details of fugitive criminals and information about their whereabouts.
The Delhi High Court has asked the National Informatics Center (NIC) to develop a software to enable people to upload names and details of fugitive criminals and their whereabouts. This will help the police to take further action against them.
The High Court said that a committee appointed by the court under the chairmanship of the Principal District and Sessions Judge (Headquarters) would monitor the work related to it. The court said the data would initially be uploaded to the internal server. After verification, it will be uploaded on the platform created by NIC.
Justice Talwant Singh said in an order that NIC will develop software for uploading names and other details of fugitive criminals and persons. NIC will also provide infrastructure, web space and other facilities. The High Court said that initially the data of fugitive criminals should be uploaded on the internal server and only authorized persons would have access to it. Only after verification, it can be uploaded on the platform created by NIC for the district courts of Delhi.
Senior Advocate Arun Mohan appeared as amicus curiae
Senior Advocate Arun Mohan appeared as amicus curiae in the matter. He advocated for making software from the High Court. He said that many criminals are out of reach of the police because their data is not available everywhere. If all their details are at one place then it will be easy for the police to catch them.
Justice Talwant had issued the order before retiring
Justice Talwant Singh had retired only last month. Before retiring, he ordered that Delhi Police and district courts will be responsible for uploading the data of fugitive criminals/persons in criminal cases. The Director of ‘Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System’ will ensure all possible technical and policy support for the project.