Home Minister launched e-FIR system of Gujarat Police for vehicle and mobile thefts

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the e-FIR system of Gujarat Police for vehicle and mobile thefts in Gandhinagar on 23 July. 

Important facts

  • With the introduction of e-FIR, citizens will not need to go to the police station to register a complaint of vehicle and mobile theft.

  • People can file an online FIR.

  • The concerned police will reach out to the complainant within 48 hours of receiving the complaint.

  • The police have been given a stipulated time frame within which it will be necessary to resolve the complaints.

  • The complainant will also be informed through email/SMS about the progress made in the registration and investigation of this online complaint.

  • The police will complete the investigation within 21 days and send a report to the court.

  • Failure to do so will result in action being taken against the concerned police personnel.

  • The Government of Gujarat launched Citizen First Mobile App, Citizen Portal in 2019 to enable the citizens of the state to access police services online using the e-GujCop database.

e-Gujcop Project

  • It was launched by the former Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi in 2013.

  • It is an application database of crime and criminal information developed by Home Department, Government of Gujarat for crime prevention and crime detection.

About Gujarat State 

  • Formation - 1 May 1960

  • Gujarat is also known as 'The Land of Legends'.

  • The Gir Forest National Park in Gujarat is home to the only wild population of Asiatic Lions in the world.

  • Gujarat is the main producer of cotton, tobacco and groundnut in the country.

  • Garba is the main traditional dance of Gujarat.

  • Lothal was the ancient city of Gujarat where India's first port was established.

  • Capital- Gandhinagar

  • Governor- Acharya Devvrat

  • Chief Minister- Bhupendrabhai Patel (BJP)

  • Assembly seats-182

  • Rajya Sabha seats- 11

  • Lok Sabha seats- 26

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