India’s first portal on arrested narco offenders

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India's first portal named 'NIDAAN', a first-of-its kind database on arrested narco offenders ' gets operational.


About NIDAAN Portal :

  • NIDAAN or the National Integrated Database on Arrested Narco-offenders - has been developed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

  • It is part of the Narcotics Coordination Mechanism (NCORD) portal which was launched by Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the National Conference on 'Drug Trafficking and National Security' in Chandigarh on July 30.

  • The platform gets its data from ICJS (Inter-operable Criminal Justice System) and e-Jail (a cloud-based application) repositories.

  • It is planned to be integrated with the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) in future.

  • ICJS, an initiative of the Supreme Court's e-committee, was created to enable seamless transfer of data and information between various pillars of the criminal justice system such as courts, police, prisons and forensic science laboratories.

Significance of the Portal :

  • It is a one stop solution for all drug related data of offenders.

  • It will help the investigating agencies as an effective tool for linking together various aspects during investigation of drug cases.

  • This will enhance the capacity of all law enforcement agencies working against drug offences.

  • It hosts data about the accused who have been arrested for drug offences.

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