Varanasi: Varanasi police have rolled out 'Operation Dastak' to identify and trace habitual criminals in the area and check criminal activities.
Under Operation Dastak, police will visit the places of each and every criminal to verify their details and the policemen will carry the digital dossier of criminals in their smartphone through an app that is being developed.
According to the Commissioner of Police, A. Satish Ganesh, "We have digitalized the records of 157 killers, 51 dacoits, 380 looters, five kidnappers, 518 burglars, 1,164 vehicle lifters, 153 chain snatchers and 338 gangsters. These are the records of those criminals who have remained active in the world of crime in the past five years. Their entire criminal history and personal details have been uploaded with their latest photographs in digital form."
The verification of all these criminals has been started by the police stations concerned, by sending police teams to the places of each of the criminals.
With the beginning of the verification of criminals, the process of developing an app is also in progress. This app will be downloaded by the policemen on their phones with a given login ID and password, he added.
The police commissioner said that since the criminals are changing their style of operation with technological developments, a new system for tracking them is also being developed accordingly.
This 'Operation Dastak' is to be conducted in three phases.
In the initial phase, policemen will reach the place of each criminal for documentation. This move is expected to build psychological pressure on the criminal.
It will be followed by effective action against them.
As we progress with this operation, further details on more professional criminals will be included and updated on this app, said Satish.